... documenting the history of the University of Delaware
Sketch of New Ark College 1835
A Glory to the State
William D. Clark
University of Delaware Archives and Records Management
Once the Legislature chartered a college, the Board quickly purchased land for a new building at the west end of Newark. Winslow Lewis was hired to design and build the new structure. He produced a Greek revival style building, known today as Old College. This building housed the entire functions of the College, containing a kitchen, dining hall, classrooms, auditorium, and lodgings for students.