Newark in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This building is named for the small southern Delaware town of Laurel, the birthplace of Mary Wooten Carpenter. Her Husband, Walter S. Carpenter Jr., who served as President of the University of Delaware Board of Trustees from 1959-62, supported its construction in her memory. Mr. Carpenter was President of the Du Pont Company from 1940-48 and chaired its Board of Trustees from 1948-62. His brother was another prominent Delawarean and University benefactor, R.R.M. Carpenter.
Laurel Hall houses the Student Health Service. The building was completed in 1956, and an addition, again made possible by Mr. Walter Carpenter Jr., was completed in 1969.
Erected by University of Delaware.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine • Women. In addition, it is included in the University of Delaware series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
Location. 39° 40.524′ N, 75° 45.121′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 282 The Green, Newark DE 19716, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emalea Pusey Warner (1853-1948) (within shouting distance of this marker); Squire Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Sussex Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Kent Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beatrice Hartshorn (1897-1972) (about 400 feet away); Winifred J. Robinson (1867-1962) (about 400 feet away); New Castle Hall (about 400 feet away); Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941) (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on July 23, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.