Gidley House

Location

2103 Avenue I
Map | ID#: 0156


Timeline

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

c. 1973-93:
Houses Public Safety Service offices

c. 1993-2002:
Student residence

2002-04:
Residence Life

2004:
Demolished


News


Demographics

Namesake:
Charles Gidley

Architect:
Unknown

Contractor:
Unknown


About

Gidley House was a two-story student residence-turned-office building 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 house was identified as one of the Men's Cooperative Homes when its honorary name was approved by the Board of Regents [1].

In the 1970s it was the headquarters for the Public Safety Services offices. After the University Police Department relocated to Sam South this building reverted to a student residence.

For two school years starting in 2002 it was the home of Residence Life; the building was left empty when the department moved to the UAC.

In May 2004 the Board of Regents approved its $55,000 demolition due to its poor structural condition. Raven Village was completed on the 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)

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