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

Old College

Erected 1833-1834

 
 
Old College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 9, 2016
1. Old College Marker
Inscription. This building contained a chapel (called the Oratory) class, dormitory, dining, administrative, and student society rooms. Newark College chartered February 5, 1833, opened its doors for instruction May 8, 1834. Name changed to Delaware College April 4, 1843. Willard Hall, first President of Board of Trustees; Rev. Dr. Eliphalet W. Gilbert, first President; Nathan Monroe and John Holmes Agnew, first professors; Alexander Gray, the first student was enrolled as a sophomore.
 
Erected 1933 by Historic Markers Commission. (Marker Number NC-A3.)
 
Location. 39° 41.031′ N, 75° 45.221′ 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 19711, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Diamonds Walkway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Deer Park Hotel (about 700 feet away); Oriental Lodge #12, I.O.O.F. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Newark United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home
Old College image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 9, 2016
2. Old College
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Pride of Delaware Lodge #349 IBPOEW (approx. 0.2 miles away); Newark Academy (approx. mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Categories. Education
 
Old College Rededication image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 9, 2016
3. Old College Rededication
October 1, 1978
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By Bill Pfingsten, January 9, 2016
4. National Register of Historic Places
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 9, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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