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The Diamonds Walkway

 
 
The Diamonds Walkway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 9, 2016
1. The Diamonds Walkway Marker
Inscription.  The Diamonds Walkway recognizes donors who make leadership level gifts to the University of Delaware for five consecutive years as members of the Delaware Diamonds Society. Each brick in the walkway is inscribed to recognize the generosity of our individual supporters and the profound impact of their giving to the University of Delaware.

About the Delaware Diamonds Society
Established in 1974, the Delaware Diamonds Society is devoted to encouraging exemplary levels of financial support among alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends of the University of Delaware. It recognizes those who contribute $1,000 or more annually.

About Old College
Old College is the University of Delaware's oldest building. Originally named "Old College Hall," it opened in 1834 and was the only building of Newark College (the University's original name).

Locating Your Brick
To find your brick on the walkway, you will need to know the coordinates of your brick. This information can be found by searching our website at www.udel.edu/delawarediamondbricks
The walkway contains 22 gray diamond-shaped pavers. Each of

The Diamonds Walkway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., August 12, 2020
2. The Diamonds Walkway Marker
This is the marker as I observed it on Aug. 12, 2020. The coloring is different and, although I have not checked the text, I do fail to see "About Old College". Don't forget, the text from earlier marker needs to be preserved.
these pavers corresponds to a letter beginning with "A" at the walkway entrance on Main Street and continuing to the steps of Old College with "V." Your coordinate corresponds to a specific quadrant on the Diamonds Walkway. The engraved bricks surrounding the pavers are segmented into four quadrants, as shown in the diagram.

For example, if your coordinate is A3, your brick is located in the area to the upper left of the first diamond-shaped paver, closest to Main Street.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducation.
 
Location. 39° 40.987′ N, 75° 45.215′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on E. Main Steet. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 E Main Street, 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 Evans House (within shouting distance of this marker); Recitation Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Recitation Hall Annex (within shouting distance of this marker); Raub Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Alumni Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry Fletcher Brown (1867-1944) (within shouting distance of this marker); Old College (about

The Diamonds Walkway image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 9, 2016
3. The Diamonds Walkway
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Of Rural New Castle County (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 270 times since then. Last updated on August 12, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on January 9, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on August 12, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland.   3. submitted on January 9, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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