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

Deer Park Hotel

Deer Park Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, August 3, 2008
1. Deer Park Hotel Marker
Inscription.  Since the mid-18th century an establishment for public hospitality has existed here. The first building, of wood construction, was known as St. Patrick's Inn. Famous visitors included surveyors Mason and Dixon. The property was purchased by James S. Martin in 1847, and the core of the present structure was erected by him circa 1851. The new building was named The Deer Park Hotel.

The coming of the railroad to Newark resulted in an increased demand for hotel and tavern accommodations. In the last quarter of the 19th century the building was expanded and otherwise improved. During its colorful past the Deer Park has provided the community with an array of social spaces. In addition to offering refreshments and lodging, the Deer Park has been used at various times as a public meeting place, ballroom, polling place, barber shop, and women's seminary. It continues to serve as a popular gathering place for college students, faculty, and other townspeople. In 1982 the Deer Park Hotel was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected 1999 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
Location. 39° 40.985′ N, 75° 45.358′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on W. Main Street (Delaware Route 273), on the right when traveling west. Here, W. Main Street westbound is also northbound Delaware route 896, just before the split with route 273. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 W Main St, Newark DE 19711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Raub Hall (about 500 feet away); John A. Munroe ('36 B.A., '41 M.A.) (about 500 feet away); George Evans House (about 600 feet away); The Diamonds Walkway (about 700 feet away); Old College (about 700 feet away); Recitation Hall (about 700 feet away); Recitation Hall Annex (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
Deer Park Hotel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, August 3, 2008
2. Deer Park Hotel
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,190 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on August 16, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Sep. 28, 2023