“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Newark in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

The Diamonds Walkway

The Diamonds Walkway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 9, 2016
1. The Diamonds Walkway Marker
Inscription. The Diamonds Walkway recognizes donors who make leadership level gifts to the University of Delaware for five consecutive years as members of the Delaware Diamonds Society. Each brick in the walkway is inscribed to recognize the generosity of our individual supporters and the profound impact of their giving to the University of Delaware

About the Delaware Diamonds Society
Established in 1974, the Delaware Diamonds Society is devoted to encouraging exemplary levels of financial support among alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends of the University of Delaware. It recognizes those who contribute $1,000 or more annually.

About Old College
Old College is the University of Delaware's oldest building. Originally named "Old College Hall," it opened in 1834 and was the only building of Newark College (the University's original name).

Locating Your Brick
To find your brick on the walkway, you will need to know the coordinates of your brick. This information can be found by searching our website at
The walkway contains 22 gray diamond-shaped pavers. Each of these pavers corresponds to a letter beginning with "A" at the walkway entrance on Main Street and continuing to the steps of Old College with "V." Your coordinate corresponds to a specific quadrant

The Diamonds Walkway image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 9, 2016
2. The Diamonds Walkway
on the Diamonds Walkway. The engraved bricks surrounding the pavers are segmented into four quadrants, as shown in the diagram.

For example, if your coordinate is A3, your brick is located in the area to the upper left of the first diamond-shaped paver, closest to Main Street
Location. 39° 40.987′ N, 75° 45.215′ 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. Old College (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 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Newark Academy (approx. mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. mile away); Pride of Delaware Lodge #349 IBPOEW (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
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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 194 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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