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University of Delaware Historical Markers

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Albert Gallatin Lewis Marker
1 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Albert Gallatin Lewis
With deep gratitude for their commitment to education and service, the University of Delaware recognizes Albert Gallatin Lewis, his family and heirs, on whose land this building was built as a schoolhouse in 1884.Map (db m131156) HM
2 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941)
Some say the stars shine just a bit brighter over Cannon Hall, a residence hall built in 1952 and named for noted astronomer Annie Jump Cannon. As curator of the Harvard College Observatory, Dr. Cannon classified 350,000 stars and discovered . . . Map (db m154026) HM
3 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Beatrice Hartshorn (1897-1972)
Beatrice Hartshorn joined the Women's College at the University of Delaware in 1925 as head of the physical education program, which at the time consisted of rudimentary exercises and games. Miss Hartshorn, who served on the University . . . Map (db m154035) HM
4 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Dr. Walter J. Hullihen (1875-1944) — President of the University of Delaware, 1920-44
Under President Hullihen's leadership, the two colleges known as Delaware College and the Women's College were officially joined and became known as the University of Delaware in 1921. Two years later, Hullihen inaugurated the internationally . . . Map (db m154399) HM
5 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — E. A. Trabant University Center
This building is named in honor of E. Arthur Trabant, who served two terms as President of the University of Delaware: 1968-87 and 1988-90. During his presidency, enrollment at the University doubled, the Laird Campus was developed, the University . . . Map (db m131143) HM
6 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Emalea Pusey Warner (1853-1948)
Emalea Pusey Warner was one of the most influential women in the history of the University of Delaware. She was the first woman appointed to its Board of Trustees, serving from 1928-42. The project closest to Mrs. Warner's heart was the . . . Map (db m131148) HM
7 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Founder
Son of a weaver in Northern Ireland, Dr. Francis Alison (1705-1779) was educated at Scotland's leading universities. He migrated to America, where he became the father of higher education in the middle colonies. In 1743 Alison founded the Academy . . . Map (db m154832) HM
8 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — George Abram Harter (1853-1943)
George Abram Harter served as President of Delaware College, now the University of Delaware, from 1896 to 1914. A quiet scholar who enjoyed teaching, he was an administrator respected for his unwavering dedication to the college. Under his . . . Map (db m152709) HM
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9 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — George Gillespie Evans (1815-1904) — Charles Black Evans (1866-1933)
Delaware College, now University of Delaware, might have been a financial casualty of the Civil War period except for the assistance of George Gillespie Evans, a Newark merchant. Indeed, Delaware College did close for 11 years before, during and . . . Map (db m131107) HM
10 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Harry Fletcher Brown (1867-1944)
During the height of the Great Depression, Harry Fletcher Brown first came to the aid of the University of Delaware and, over the next decade, became one of the University's most generous benefactors, financing construction of Brown Laboratory, . . . Map (db m154179) HM
11 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Hugh Martin Morris (1878-1966)
An 1898 graduate of Delaware College, now the University of Delaware, Hugh Martin Morris was one of Delaware's most distinguished jurists, serving as a Wilmington attorney and, from 1919-30, as a U.S. District Judge for Delaware. A member of . . . Map (db m154480) HM
12 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — In Memoriam
To the students of the University of Delaware who died in the service of their country during Asian Conflicts Bird, Leonard A. '66 — Vietnam • Flaherty, Kevin G. '63 — Vietnam • Johnson, James R., Jr. '56 — Vietnam • . . . Map (db m154201) WM
13 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — In Memoriam
To the men of the University of Delaware who died in the service of their country during World War II John H. Banks, III '46 • Casimir L. Blaska '43 • Robert J. Bostwick '31 • Henry S. Brady, Jr. '34 • Horace C. Brown '45 • . . . Map (db m154317) WM
14 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Jastak-Burgess Hall — Sarah Jastak-Burgess ('54 M.A., '63 Ph.D.) — Leslie M. Burgess —
Jastak-Burgess Hall, home of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, is named in honor of psychologist Dr. Sarah Jastak-Burgess and Leslie M. Burgess ('43 B.S. UC Berkeley, '61 MBA Harvard). Their generous gifts in support of this . . . Map (db m154608) HM
15 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — John A. Munroe ('36 B.A., '41 M.A.)
This building is named for renowned scholar John A. Munroe an authority on Delaware history and the author of many books, including a history of the University. After receiving his bachelor's and master's degrees from Delaware, he joined the . . . Map (db m154813) HM
16 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — John A. Perkins Student Center
This building was named for John A. Perkins (1914-82), who served as President of the University of Delaware from 1950-67. His tenure marked one of the greatest periods of growth in the history of the University, with the undergraduate enrollment . . . Map (db m152056) HM
17 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Kent Hall — Kent Dining Hall
Kent Residence Hall, constructed in 1956, is named after Kent County, located in the central part of Delaware and home of the First State's capital city of Dover. The adjoining Kent Dining Hall predates the residence hall by 31 years. The . . . Map (db m154027) HM
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18 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Lammot du Pont Laboratory
This laboratory is named for Lammot du Pont (1831-1884), a gifted scientist and grandson of the founder of the DuPont Company. His many talents resulted in new products and enhancements to the company's operation. Recognized as a skilled . . . Map (db m130514) HM
19 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Laurel Hall
This building is named for the small southern Delaware town of Laurel, the birthplace of Mary Wooten Carpenter. Her Husband, Walter S. Carpenter Jr., who served as President of the University of Delaware Board of Trustees from 1959-62, supported . . . Map (db m153415) HM
20 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Mechanical Hall — 20 East Main Street
Mechanical Hall has been placed on the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m154617) HM
21 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Memorial Hall
Located at the heart of The Green, Memorial Hall is a welcoming landmark and a signature building of the University of Delaware. The University community marks the passage of time by carillon music from atop the building, including hourly chimes, . . . Map (db m154917) HM WM
22 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Mentors' Circle
The University of Delaware has a proud legacy of being a teaching University and accordingly, acknowledges faculty who are distinguished by their contributions of teaching excellence and mentorship of students. The first member of the University's . . . Map (db m154180) HM
23 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — New Castle Hall
This residence hall is named for the northernmost of Delaware's three counties, New Castle County. The City of Newark lies within its boundaries. The dormitory was constructed with state funding in 1925, in response to the expansion of the . . . Map (db m131154) HM
24 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Pierre Samuel du Pont (1870-1954)
Pierre S. du Pont can fairly be described as the founder of the modern University of Delaware. In 1915, he donated the money to purchase the land that is now The Green, which physically unified Delaware College and Women's College. President of . . . Map (db m131108) HM
25 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Professor Theodore Wolf (1850-1909)
In 1871, Theodore Wolf joined Delaware College as a 21-year-old Professor of Chemistry, fresh from receiving his doctorate at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Professor Wolf was a demanding but innovative and popular teacher. He worked to . . . Map (db m131112) HM
26 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Robert W. Gore, B.ChE., 1959 — Sally Gore, M.Ed., 1976 — Genevieve Gore —
Robert ("Bob") Gore was a University of Delaware undergraduate studying chemical engineering when he invented GoreTexⓇ. This polymer material became key to the success of W.L. Gore and Associates, a company that Bob's father, Wilbert L. . . . Map (db m154281) HM
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27 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Samuel Chiles Mitchell (1864-1948)
In 1914, Samuel Chiles Mitchell was elected the 16th President of what was then known as Delaware College, now the University of Delaware. During his six-year tenure as President, the Women's College was opened; the central campus was . . . Map (db m131105) HM
28 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Squire Hall
Squire Hall is named for Francis Hagar Squire, a popular Professor of History at the University from 1927-56, who also served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1945-56. Professor Squire helped establish the master's degree . . . Map (db m162072) HM
29 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — The Industries of Newark — Pomeroy and Newark Rail Trail
Newark was once the home of several factories producing paper, wood laminates and a variety of textiles. Some were located on the White Clay Creek. Harnessing its water flow to generate power. The Pomeroy and Newark Railroad service these . . . Map (db m174922) HM
30 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — The Magnolia Circle — University of Delaware
The beauty of the surrounding landscape on the University's South Green is the result of careful planning in the 1920s by one of the first female landscape architects in the United States, Marian Cruger Coffin. Miss Coffin designed and directed . . . Map (db m154197) HM
31 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — The Roselle Grove
In 1995, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of President David Roselle and his wife, Louise, at the University of Delaware, the Board of Trustees chose to name this section of campus, long known as The Grove, in recognition of the Roselles' service. . . . Map (db m154674) HM
32 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — The Visitors Center — 196 South College Avenue
The Visitors Center has been placed on the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m154665) HM
33 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — University of Delaware — A Brief History — South Green Campus Buildings —
The University of Delaware traces its origins to a school founded by the Rev. Francis Alison in 1743, which later became the Academy of Newark. In 1833, the state of Delaware chartered its first institute of higher education, called Newark . . . Map (db m154335) HM
34 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — University of Delaware — A Brief History — The Green Campus Buildings —
The University of Delaware traces its origins to a school founded by the Rev. Francis Alison in 1743, which later became the Academy of Newark. In 1833, the state of Delaware chartered its first institute of higher education, called Newark . . . Map (db m154472) HM
35 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Wilbur Owen Sypherd (1877-1955)
Wilbur Owen Sypherd served as President of the University from 1944-46, and his administration accomplished much, including a major reorganization of the University's administrative structure, reinstituting coeducation and strengthening the . . . Map (db m131116) HM
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36 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — Winifred J. Robinson (1867-1962)
When Winifred J. Robinson became the first Dean of the Women's College in 1914, the school consisted of a muddy field and two buildings under construction on what is now the south lawn of The Green. Dr. Robinson visited every Delaware high . . . Map (db m131147) HM
37 Delaware, New Castle County, Newark — World War I Memorial — 1917 - 1918
In honor of the men of rural New Castle County who entered the military service of their country on this spot during the World WarMap (db m154808) WM
38 Delaware, Sussex County, Lewes, University of Delaware — Tapping the Power of Wind Energy in Coastal Delaware
The University of Delaware's 2-megawatt wind turbine generates clean power and represents an important contribution to renewable energy development in the United States. Clean Energy Using wind power reduces our use of fossil . . . Map (db m113701) HM
39 Delaware, Sussex County, Rehoboth Beach — Commerce and the Canal
The canal carried a variety of items including building materials, farm products, oysters, fish and ice. Shortly after it opened, however, there was a huge increase in the use of trucks to bring goods to market. A corresponding increase in the . . . Map (db m198886) HM
40 Delaware, Sussex County, Rehoboth Beach — History of the Canal
The Lewes Rehoboth Canal is ten miles long and connects the Delaware Bay with Rehoboth Bay. It was built so that agricultural products could be shipped from the area around Rehoboth Bay to the Delaware Bay and then on to Baltimore and . . . Map (db m198885) HM
41 Delaware, Sussex County, Rehoboth Beach — Recreation and Tourism
Boating along the canal has always been popular. In the early days, locals used the flat-bottomed barges to travel and see the sights. Today, locals and tourists frequently used private boats on the canal especially during the summer . . . Map (db m198883) HM
 
 
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