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Newark in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

New Century Club

New Century Club Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, August 3, 2008
1. New Century Club Marker
Inscription.  In 1893 a group of Newark women established a literary and social organization known as the Tuesday Club. Later renamed the New Century Club, the organization became part of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. Committed to matters of civic responsibility, the Club's adoption of the motto "Not for ourselves alone" reflected its deep interest in social service. Throughout its history the New Century Club of Newark has played a key role in advancing education, healthcare, environmental conservation, and other issues affecting quality of life. Members were active in promoting, financing, and expanding the services of the Newark Library, and they lobbied vigorously for the establishment of the Women's College of the University of Delaware. This site was obtained in 1916 and the present Club House was completed in 1917. Since then the building has been used for a variety of purposes. Providing recreation space for military personnel during World Wars I and II, it has also served as a Community Center for local youth, and as an activity center for such organizations as the Red Cross and Blood Bank of Delaware. Since its founding, the New Century
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Club of Newark has continued to make a vital contribution to the community it serves.
Erected 2008 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-130.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationFraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 40.926′ N, 75° 44.823′ W. Marker was in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker was at the intersection of Delaware Avenue (Delaware Route 273) and Haines Street, on the right when traveling east on Delaware Avenue. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 201 East Delaware Avenue, Newark DE 19711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Hiram Lodge No. 25 (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Newark Academy (about 700 feet away); St. John the Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); Albert Gallatin Lewis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Newark United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2
New Century Club image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, August 3, 2008
2. New Century Club
miles away); Oriental Lodge #12, I.O.O.F. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Professor Theodore Wolf (1850-1909) (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
Also see . . .  Archive of the New Century Club of Newark - University of Delaware. (Submitted on August 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,619 times since then and 98 times this year. Last updated on August 15, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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