Newark in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Harry Fletcher Brown (1867-1944)
During the height of the Great Depression, Harry Fletcher Brown first came to the aid of the University of Delaware and, over the next decade, became one of the University's most generous benefactors, financing construction of Brown Laboratory, Hullihen Hall, an addition to Memorial Hall, and this residence hall, which is named in his honor.
Harter Hall was the only permanent building on this area of The Green, until Brown Hall was constructed in 1941, featuring such elegant touches as marble doorways.
Mr. Brown enjoyed great personal success, first as a chemist, developing smokeless gunpowder, and then as a top-level executive at the Du Pont Company, and his benefactions throughout Delaware enriched the lives of many.
Erected by University of Delaware.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Education • Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the University of Delaware 🎓 series list.
Location. 39° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 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. George Abram Harter (1853-1943) (within shouting distance of this marker); Alumni Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Of Rural New Castle County (within shouting distance of this marker); Elliott Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Diamonds Walkway (within shouting distance of this marker); Hugh Rodney Sharp (1880-1968) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jastak-Burgess Hall (about 300 feet away); Recitation Hall (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
More about this marker. This marker is in front of Brown Hall (a dormitory), and there is another marker in honor of this person, in front of Brown Laboratory (Brown Lab for short) with distinct information.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on August 3, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.