Alpha Chi Omega Sorority House

Location

1619 Avenue J
Map | ID#: 0116


Timeline

1956:
Constructed as Eclectic House [1]
Unit A (A-7) Tex-41-CH-31 [1,2]

Sep. 26, 1959:
Delta Kappa chapter founded

1959:
Renamed Alpha Chi Omega House


News


Demographics

Namesake:
None

Architect:
Unknown

Contractor:
Unknown


About

The Alpha Chi Omega Sorority House a two-story student residence located north of 17th Street and between Avenues I and J.

Residence Life classifies this small house as being part of “Sorority Hill.”

The house was originally home to members of the Eclectics club, one of the literary societies that was "in continuous existence since the 1890's," says the 1950 Alcalde. While coed at first, membership was strictly women-only by 1916.

In 1959, the students of the club became charter members of the Delta Kappa chapter of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

Photographs


Alpha Chi Omega

A small sign in the front yard identifies the home of the sorority.


Alpha Chi Omega

Signage out front the building.


Alpha Chi Omega

Green grows up the face of the building along the right side of the door.


Alpha Chi Omega

The sorority's bright red front door.


Alpha Chi Omega

The rear entrance of the AXO House empties out into a narrow alley that runs perpendicular to Avenues I and J.



Sources

Vision Realized (1970)
[1] Minutes from the Board of Regents; February 28, 1958
[2] SHSC Revenue Bond Buildings (c.1965)

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