Alpha Delta Pi Sorority House

Location

1640 Avenue I
Map | ID#: 0113


Timeline

1956:
Constructed as Caroline Belvin House [1]
Unit A (A-4) Tex-41-CH-31 [1,2]

Apr. 25, 1959:
Delta Mu chapter founded

1959:
Renamed Alpha Delta Pi House


News


Demographics

Namesake:
Caroline Belvin

Architect:
Unknown

Contractor:
Unknown


About

The Alpha Delta Pi Sorority House is 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 building originally housed members of the Caroline Belvin Society (or, CB's), one of the literary societies that existed on campus after the turn of the century.

In 1959, the group became the charter members of the Delta Mu chapter of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

Photographs


Alpha Delta Pi House

A view of the sorority house's front porch.


Alpha Delta Pi House

Signage out front the building.


Alpha Delta Pi House

Alphie the lion is the mascot of Alpha Delta Pi - hence the stone statuary by the front door.


Alpha Delta Pi House

A close-up of the front door reflects the current occupents - and a lion's head decoration.



Sources

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

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