Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Chi Phi Fraternity
Law, Law and Potter, Architects
— 1928 —
Designated March 07, 1994
Erected 2014 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 118.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 7, 1994.
Location. 43° 4.62′ N, 89° 23.58′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of North Henry Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 610 North Henry Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chi Psi Lodge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Suhr House (about 500 feet away); Braley House (about 500 feet away); Woman's Building (about 600 feet away); Vietnam War protesters and police clashed here (about 600 feet away); Delta Upsilon Fraternity House (about 700 feet away); Beecroft House (about 700 feet away); World-famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright called Madison his hometown (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Regarding Chi Phi Fraternity. According to a summary by the Madison Landmarks Commission that is somewhat contradictory to the marker, "Constructed of Madison's native sandstone, the Chi Phi Fraternity House is an outstanding example of the Tudor Revival style. The handsome building is one of the most accomplished works of the local architectural firm of Law, Law and Potter who designed several of the Greek Society houses on Langdon St. The Chi Phi fraternity is the nation's oldest social fraternity. Founded on the UW campus in 1912 as the Red Triangles Society, Wisconsin's Kappa of Chi Phi Chapter was chartered in 1915."
Related markers. list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers for Madison sandstone buildings.
Additional keywords. architecture
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2014, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2014, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 11, 2014, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.