Sorority house earns local landmark designation

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 in Campus News and News

Chi Omega house at the University of Kansas

A University of Kansas sorority house was recognized by the City of Lawrence as a historical landmark this week.

Members of the Chi Omega sorority filed an application with the City of Lawrence last February to nominate the chapter’s house, 1345 West Campus Rd., for designation as a landmark on the Lawrence Register of Historic Places.

City staff recommended approval of the designation, and the Lawrence City Commissioners unanimously voted at their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12,  to add the structure to the register.

Listing on the local register helps preserve resources important to Lawrence’s history; a primary goal of the Historic Resources Commission is to build a register of properties which show the diversity and growth of Lawrence since its inception.

According to the nomination materials, the Tudor-style house was originally designed by Topeka architect Walter Earl Glover and constructed in 1925. The house was expanded in 1964.

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