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Delta Upsilon Fraternity House

1906-1907

 
 
Delta Upsilon Fraternity House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 16, 2011
1. Delta Upsilon Fraternity House Marker
Inscription. Founded in the spring of 1885, the Wisconsin Chapter of Delta Upsilon Fraternity has occupied this stately structure since 1907. Delta Upsilon Fraternity is unique among local fraternities as a non-secret Greek letter society since it has no secret meetings, handshakes, passwords or mottoes. This red brick chapter house, decorated with Flemish gables, is an excellent local example of the early English Revival style. It was designed by the local architectural firm of Jennings and Kronenberg.
 
Erected 1988 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 85.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.628′ N, 89° 23.731′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is on North Frances Street 0.1 miles north of Langdon Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 644 North Frances Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chi Psi Lodge (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chi Phi Fraternity (about 700 feet away); Armory & Gymnasium
Delta Upsilon Fraternity House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 16, 2011
2. Delta Upsilon Fraternity House Marker
This is the southeast corner of the house. The marker is just to the right of this corner next to the front door.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Woman's Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vietnam War protesters and police clashed here (approx. 0.2 miles away); Braley House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Born in Madison, the Wisconsin Idea changed the nation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Suhr House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination form for the house (pdf). (Submitted on March 17, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Delta Upsilon Fraternity House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 16, 2011
3. Delta Upsilon Fraternity House
This is the Lake Mendota side of the house.
Delta Upsilon Symbol on Fraternity House image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 16, 2011
4. Delta Upsilon Symbol on Fraternity House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 981 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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