R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home

R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home (HM6DL)

Location: Newark, DE 19711 New Castle County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 41.006', W 75° 45.43'

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Completed in 1886, this was the home and place of business of Theodore F. Armstrong, a prominent local merchant and civic leader. Reflecting the growing prosperity of the community and its residents, this hybrid of Queen Anne and Gothic architecture is a fine example of the splendor and flamboyance of the Victorian ear. Active in community affairs, Mr. Armstrong served as President of the Newark City Council, and as a member of the State House of Representatives. In 1888 he was appointed Inspector-General of the Delaware National Guard by Governor Benjamin Biggs.
In 1916 this property was sold to Robert T. Jones, Sr. Al local funeral director, Mr. Jones had previously conducted business on Main Street at the present-day location of the University of Delaware's Harter Hall. After relocating, Mr. Jones renovated the attached storeroom so that it could be used for holding funeral services. He was succeeded in business by his son, Robert T. Jones, Jr. In 1979 Mr. Jones was joined by Mr. Robert T. Foard, Jr. The property was purchased by Mr. Foard in 1998. R.T. Foard and Jones is the oldest funeral business in continuous operation in Newark.
HM NumberHM6DL
Marker NumberNC-116
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 4:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 435070 N 4392896
Decimal Degrees39.68343333, -75.75716667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 41.006', W 75° 45.43'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 41' 0.36" N, 75° 45' 25.80" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 132-150 DE-273, Newark DE 19711, US
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