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R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home

 
 
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By William Pfingsten, August 3, 2008
1. R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1886, this was the home and place of business of Theodore F. Armstrong, a prominent local merchant and civic leader. Reflecting the growing prosperity of the community and its residents, this hybrid of Queen Anne and Gothic architecture is a fine example of the splendor and flamboyance of the Victorian ear. Active in community affairs, Mr. Armstrong served as President of the Newark City Council, and as a member of the State House of Representatives. In 1888 he was appointed Inspector-General of the Delaware National Guard by Governor Benjamin Biggs.
In 1916 this property was sold to Robert T. Jones, Sr. Al local funeral director, Mr. Jones had previously conducted business on Main Street at the present-day location of the University of Delaware's Harter Hall. After relocating, Mr. Jones renovated the attached storeroom so that it could be used for holding funeral services. He was succeeded in business by his son, Robert T. Jones, Jr. In 1979 Mr. Jones was joined by Mr. Robert T. Foard, Jr. The property was purchased by Mr. Foard in 1998. R.T. Foard and Jones is the oldest funeral business in continuous operation in Newark.
 
Erected 2001 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-116.)
 
Location. 39° 41.006′ 
R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 3, 2008
2. R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home
N, 75° 45.43′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on W. Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 W. Main Street, Newark DE 19711, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Deer Park Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pride of Delaware Lodge #349 IBPOEW (about 800 feet away); St. John African Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old College (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Diamonds Walkway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oriental Lodge #12, I.O.O.F. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Newark United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Newark Academy (approx. 0.4 miles 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 August 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,643 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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