On August 24, 1891, 95 acres of the old plantation where slaves had once toiled were purchased for the purpose of establishing the “Delaware College for Colored Students.” Loockerman Hall became the center of the campus, serving variously as a dormitory, classroom, and administration building. In 1971 the structure was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service.
Erected 1998 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number K-60.)
Location. 39° 11.119′ N, 75° 32.68′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker can be
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dover (approx. one mile away); Former Site of ILC Dover (approx. 1½ miles away); Wesley College (approx. 1.8 miles away); Booker T. Washington School (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hall House (approx. 2 miles away); Annie Jump Cannon (approx. 2 miles away); Woodburn: The Governor's House (approx. 2 miles away); Woodburn (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
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