Newark in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Samuel Chiles Mitchell (1864-1948)
During his six-year tenure as President, the Women's College was opened; the central campus was planned; the endowment fund was enlarged; Old College was restored; new buildings were erected, including Wolf and Harter Halls; and the construction of Memorial Hall to honor Delawareans who died in World War I was proposed.
Popular with students, President Mitchell also raised entrance requirements, strengthened the academic program and brought greater national visibility to Delaware College.
The 650-seat Mitchell Hall was opened in 1930, a gift of major benefactor and alumnus H. Rodney Sharp.
Erected by University of Delaware.
Location. 39° 40.811′ N, 75° 45.179′ 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. 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); Robert W. Gore, B.ChE., 1959 (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Walter J. Hullihen (1875-1944) (within shouting distance of this marker); University of Delaware (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierre Samuel du Pont (1870-1954) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harry Fletcher Brown (1867-1944) (about 400 feet away); George Gillespie Evans (1815-1904) (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named In Memoriam (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
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