Adams House

Location

903 20th Street
Map | ID#: 0138


Timeline

1959:
Constructed
Unit K-3 Tex-41-CH-90 [1]

1962:
Texas Eta chapter founded
Renamed Sigma Phi Epsilon House

Unknown:
Repurposed as Department of Housing office

1990s:
Repurposed as student housing

Jan. 2006:
Converted to offices

Sep. 2006:
Houses the Office of Research and Special Programs

Jul. 2016:
Demolished


News


Demographics

Namesake:
Roy Adams

Architect:
Unknown

Contractor:
Unknown


About

Adams House was a two-story student residence-turned-office building located at the southwestern corner of the intersection of Avenue I and 20th Street, facing north.

Residence Life classified this small house as being part of “The Valley.”

The building had many occupants as evidenced on older maps: it was at one time the former home of the Texas Eta chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and then for many years the offices of the Housing and Food Services department. It wasn't until the 1990s that the building again became student housing and began appearing with Adams' name - once Adams Hall had been demolished.

Residence Life announced in October 2005 that the house would be converted to offices beginning in January 2006 so that the Frels and Wilson buildings could be vacated in preparation for their demolition. The Office of Research and Special Programs moved to the building in Fall 2006.

Photographs


Adams House

The seldom seen and oft-rumoured Adams House “rear entrance”- with golf cart garage.


Adams House

Signage by the back door isn't as fancy as by the front door.


Adams House

Signage out front the building identifies this as headquarters for the Office of Research. Can you spot the typo?


Adams House

Behind the bushes at the northeast corner is the building's identification number.


Adams House

A view of the eastern side of Adams House and the terribly-disjointed intersection of Avenue I and Bowers Boulevard.



Links


Sources

  1. SHSC Revenue Bond Buildings (c.1965)

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