Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority House

Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority House
1660A Avenue I
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Timeline

1956 Constructed as Margaret Houston House [1]
Unit A (A-5) Tex-41-CH-31 [1,2]
1965 Sigma Theta chapter founded
Unknown Renamed Chi Omega Fraternity House
Sep. 26, 2000 Sigma Theta chapter dissolved
2000 Renamed Stewart House
2001-02 Used for Bearkat Learning Community
2002 Eta Omicron chapter founded
2002 Renamed Sigma Sigma Sigma House

Namesake

Margaret Houston
Charles Stewart

Architect

Unknown

Contractor(s)

Unknown

Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority House

The Sigma Theta chapter of Chi Omega Fraternity lived on Sorority Hil between 1965 and 2000.


Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority House

Looking down from the parking garage offers up both the struecture's rear entrance AND the roof.


Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority House

A 2009 photograph of the front entrance.


Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority House

The front door of the Sigma Sigma Sigma House. Notice the textured spot to the right of the door where the old Chi Omega sign used to be.


Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority House

The Sigma Sigma Sigma signage isn't on the face of the brick...no, it's hidden on the outer side of the awning over the front porch. Look up, people.


Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority House

On the lawn northwest of the front door is the Tri-Sigma sign.


Sources

Anne M. Emmerth, Chi Omega National Office
[1] Minutes from the Board of Regents; February 28, 1958
[2] SHSC Revenue Bond Buildings (c.1965)

The Sigma Sigma Sigma 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 house originally honored Margaret Houston at a time when Sorority Hill consisted of five literary societies/sororities houses and the Houston, Jackson, and Shaver houses.

The Sigma Theta chapter of the Chi Omega fraternity moved to the Hill from Mitchell House by the late-1960s. The honorific name "Houston" was removed, but later given to the building that housed the Kappa Delta Sorority. Chi Omega members lived here until the chapter was closed in 2000.

The building was then known as Stewart House for two years. During the 2001-02 school year it was the first residence hall used for the newly-implemented Bearkat Learning Community (BLC) program. The BLC programs moved to Vick and Randel houses the next school year.

For the start of the 2002-03 school year the newly-formed Eta Omicron chapter of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority moved to the residence.


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