University of Delaware


Sketch of New Ark College 1835
New Ark College, 1835.
New Ark College
William D. Clark
University of Delaware Archives and Records Management
1835

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.