Old College

Erected 1833-1834. This building contained a chapel (called The Oratory) class, dormitory, dining, administrative, and student society rooms. Newark College chartered February 5, 1833. Opened its doors for instruction May 8, 1834. Name changed to Delaware College April 4, 1843. Willard Hall. First President of the Board of Trustees. Rev. Dr. Eliphalet W. Gilbert. First President Nathan Monroe and John Holmes Agnew. First Professors, Alexander T. Gray. The First Student was enrolled as a sophomore.

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LOCATION: 18 E Main St, Newark