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Date of Work

1927

Description

Phi Delta Theta house in 1927. The English Coulee winds around it. Behind the house is the Great Railway and Train. Along the railway are telephone poles. The house was originally built in 1910 as the home of the Varsity Bachelor Club. It was the first chapter house built and owned by any fraternity at the University of North Dakota. In 1913 the club obtained a charter from Phi Delta Theta. During WWI their house was used as an Army Headquarters and also converted into a hospital during the 1918 influenza epidemic. Members of Phi Delta Theta continued to live in Bachelor House until 1979 when the University purchased it. The building was renamed Gustafson Hall, after Bernard Gustafson, and became the Center for Continuing Education.

Subject

Buildings -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks; Universities & colleges -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota; North Dakota--English Coulee (N.D.)

Organizations Depicted

Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.); University of North Dakota; Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Alpha Chapter (University of North Dakota); Varsity Bachelors Club (University of North Dakota)

Rights

Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota

Keywords

Phi Delta Theta House, English Coulee, Great Northern Railway and Train, Telephone Poles, Greek letter societies, Coulees, Railroad - Trains, Railroad - Tracks, Trees, College buildings, Electric lines - Poles and towers

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