University of Delaware

University of Delaware (HM2EPU)

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N 39° 40.661', W 75° 45.132'

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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 College, in Newark, which was closely tied to the academy. Later known as Delaware College, it—with a coordinate Women's College founded in 1914—became the University of Delaware in 1921.

The colonial revival buildings of the former Women's College face the south lawn of The Green. In 1920, Marian Cruger Coffin, one of the first female landscape architects in the country, designed a master plan for the University, creating this south lawn of The Green and connecting it to the north lawn to form a continual axis from Main Street to Park Place.

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1. Lammot duPont Laboratory 1993
2. Allison Hall 1953/1990 Addition
3. Cannon Hall 1951
4. New Castle Hall 1925
5. Kent Hall 1955
6. Sussex Hall 1917
7. Squire Hall 1957
8. Laurel Hall 1955/1992 Addition
9. Warner Hall 1913
10. Robinson Hall 1913
11. Morris Library 1963 / 1986 Addition
12. Memorial Hall 1924
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Placed ByUniversity of Delaware
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Date Added Monday, March 4th, 2019 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 435491 N 4392254
Decimal Degrees39.67768333, -75.75220000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 40.661', W 75° 45.132'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 40' 39.66" N, 75° 45' 7.9199999999999" W
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