Newark in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Robert W. Gore, B.ChE., 1959
Sally Gore, M.Ed., 1976
Robert ("Bob") Gore was a University of Delaware undergraduate studying chemical engineering when he invented GoreTexⓇ. This polymer material became key to the success of W.L. Gore and Associates, a company that Bob's father, Wilbert L. Gore, and mother, Genevieve Gore, started in their Newark home in 1958.
Bob Gore was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1992. Generous supporters of various University programs, Bob, his wife, Sally, and mother, Vieve, joined the first rank of benefactors with the gift of this classroom building, which opened in 1998. It is dedicated to the people of W.L. Gore and Associates.
The addition of Gore Hall and renovation of the facing DuPont Hall, dedicated in 2002, complete the campus plan of architect Day & Klauder for The Green, approved by the Board of Trustees in 1917.
Erected by University of Delaware.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Industry & Commerce • Science & MedicineUniversity of Delaware series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1958.
Location. 39° 40.841′ N, 75° 45.156′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on The Green south of East Delaware Avenue (Delaware Route 273), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 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. In Memoriam (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Chiles Mitchell (1864-1948) (within shouting distance of this marker); Hugh Rodney Sharp (1880-1968) (within shouting distance of this marker); Professor Theodore Wolf (1850-1909) (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierre Samuel du Pont (1870-1954) (within shouting distance of this marker); University of Delaware (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Gillespie Evans (1815-1904) (about 300 feet away); Dr. Walter J. Hullihen (1875-1944) (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on August 5, 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.