Aydelotte House

Location

Avenue I
Map | ID#: 0155


Timeline

1961:
Constructed as Aydelotte House
Unit Q Tex-41-CH-120 [1,2]

1975:
Sigma Mu Zeta chapter founded
Repurposed as Lambda Chi Alpha House

Summer 1979:
Sigma Mu Zeta chapter moves off-campus

Fall 1979:
Reverted to Aydelotte and general housing

2005:
Demolished


News


Demographics

Namesake:
John Aydelotte

Architect:
Unknown

Contractor:
Unknown


About

Aydelotte House was a two-story student residence located south of 21st Street along the east side of Avenue I.

Residence Life classified this small house as a part of the "The Valley" (formerly "Four South"). The 8,161-square-foot residence was identified as one of the Men's Cooperative Homes when its honorary name was approved by the Board of Regents [1].

The Sigma Mu Zeta chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity chapter lived here during the mid-to-late 1970s. A 1979 Houstonian article says the fraternity was asked to move off-campus because the group had not maintained the house [3]. The house then became general student housing, and returned to being identified by its original honorific name.

The February 2005 assembly of the Board of Regents approved the demolition of Aydelotte and McCray houses. A new housing unit, Raven Village, was constructed on this site in 2006.

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Sources

[1] Minutes from the Board of Regents; March 3-4, 1961
[2] SHSC Revenue Bond Buildings (c.1965)
[3] Houstonian; August 27, 1979
Eric Roberts, LXA National Office

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