Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority House

Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority House
1661 Avenue J
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Timeline

1956 Constructed as Philomathean House [1] Unit A (A-1) Tex-41-CH-31 [1,2]
May 16, 1959 Delta Zeta chapter founded
1959 Renamed Zeta Tau Alpha House

Namesake

None

Architect

Unknown

Contractor(s)

Unknown

Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority House

An image of the front from 2009 - and what appears to be a new door, too.


Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority House

Signage outside the main entrance.


Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority House

Yeah, it's a new door. It's blue!


Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority House

On the lawn northwest of the front door is a sign showing the date of the chapter's founding.


Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority House

Looking down from the parking garage offers a vantage point of the southern (or "rear") entrance AND the roof.


Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority House

Taken from Avenue J, this photograph shows the Greek letters painted on the western face of the building.


Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority House

A photograph from 2012 of the western terminus of the east/west walkway between the Zeta Tau Alpha and Houston houses. The staircase leads students across Avenue J and over to Elliott Hall.


Sources

Vision Realized (1970)
Lisa Stoneburner, ZTA National Office
[1] Minutes from the Board of Regents; Feb. 28, 1958
[2] SHSC Revenue Bond Buildings (c.1965)

The Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) 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 building originally housed members of the Philomatheans literary society, or "Philos", one of many similar groups that existed on campus at the beginning of the 19th Century.

In 1959, the students of the club became charter members of the Delta Zeta chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.


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