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New Century Club

 
 
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By William Pfingsten, August 3, 2008
1. New Century Club Marker
Inscription. In 1893 a group of Newark women established a literary and social organization known as the Tuesday Club. Later renamed the New Century Club, the organization became part of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. Committed to matters of civic responsibility, the Club's adoption of the motto "Not for ourselves alone" reflected its deep interest in social service. Throughout its history the New Century Club of Newark has played a key role in advancing education, healthcare, environmental conservation, and other issues affecting quality of life. Members were active in promoting, financing, and expanding the services of the Newark Library, and they lobbied vigorously for the establishment of the Women's College of the University of Delaware. This site was obtained in 1916 and the present Club House was completed in 1917. Since then the building has been used for a variety of purposes. Providing recreation space for military personnel during World Wars I and II, it has also served as a Community Center for local youth, and as an activity center for such organizations as the Red Cross and Blood Bank of Delaware. Since its founding, the New Century Club of Newark has continued to make a vital contribution to the community it serves.
 
Erected 2008 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-130.)
New Century Club image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 3, 2008
2. New Century Club

 
Location. 39° 40.926′ N, 75° 44.823′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Delaware Ave. and Haines Street, on the right when traveling east on Delaware Ave.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark DE 19711, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hiram Lodge No. 25 (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Newark Academy (about 700 feet away); St. John the Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); Newark United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oriental Lodge #12, I.O.O.F. (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Diamonds Walkway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old College (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Also see . . .  Archive of the New Century Club of Newark - University of Delaware. (Submitted on August 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,364 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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