Monday, December 28, 2009

University of North Carolina - Gamma Epsilon Chapter

115  Battle Lane in 1945.
  • 1st House: 115 Battle Lane. Alpha Gam first occupied in 1945. {article on the historic house}
  • Sisters referred to as "the little brown house". 
  • Today, it is called "the Graham House", as it was built for former UNC president, Edward Kidder Graham, in 1908.
  • Fun fact: the house was the set of the 1968 film "Three in the Attic". Not sketchy at all...
  • It is currently undergoing extensive renovations: Click here to read about it.
  • Here is an article that goes into detail about the history of the house {they left Alpha Gam out. I'm sure it was by accident}.
  • Here is a really fantastic gallery of the house when the historic society was trying to get someone to buy it. It's full of interior pictures that will give you an idea of what Alpha Gams got to call home.
115 Battle today-ish. Obviously painted white.

{311 Pickard Lane}
New house in 1949 (the University sold 115 Battle in 1948 to a family) according to the UNC yearbook. I'm a little confused because in 1950 and 1951, a different house is pictured (according to my eyes, it looks like 115 Battle...). 
What 311 Pickard Lane looks like today.

Drawing of the house that appeared in the 1950 yearbook. 

New house in 1952. {311 E. Franklin}
Same house, different drawing, in 1954. Nickname for the house was "the little white house on the 'hill".
The last year Alpha Gam occupied the house, 1965.

311 East Franklin is now 313 East Franklin. It appears as though Chi Omega bought both properties and combined them into one big house.

  • Chapter Installed 6.1.1945
  • Chapter Closed 1965
  • Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Chapter Inactive

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