Newark in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Sarah Jastak-Burgess ('54 M.A., '63 Ph.D.)
— Leslie M. Burgess —
Jastak-Burgess Hall, home of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, is named in honor of psychologist Dr. Sarah Jastak-Burgess and Leslie M. Burgess ('43 B.S. UC Berkeley, '61 MBA Harvard). Their generous gifts in support of this building and their numerous donations of art and artifacts ensure their place in the highest rank of University benefactors.
Jastak-Burgess Hall combines the former fraternity houses, Sigma Phi Epsilon (1922) and Sigma Nu (1929). Architects Day & Klauder designed these houses. They also planned the forty acres that comprise or border The Green, purchased for the University in 1915 by P.S. du Pont.
Jastak-Burgess Hall was dedicated in 2006.
Erected by University of Delaware.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Women. In addition, it is included in the University of Delaware series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
Location. 39° 41.018′ N, 75° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Mechanical Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Alumni Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Recitation Hall Annex (within shouting distance of this marker); Recitation Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Elliott Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old College (about 300 feet away); The Diamonds Walkway (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on August 12, 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.