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616 MENDOTA CT.

Architecture and History Inventory
616 MENDOTA CT. | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Delta Tau Delta Fraternity House
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:101896
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):616 MENDOTA CT.
County:Dane
City:Madison
Township/Village:
Unincorporated Community:
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1911
Additions:
Survey Date:1985
Historic Use:dormitory
Architectural Style:Colonial Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Stone - Unspecified
Architect:
Other Buildings On Site:0
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Langdon Street Historic District
National Register Listing Date:6/26/1986
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989
NOTES
Additional Information:"Delta Tau Delta was established in 1881 as a temperance fraternity; and in 1892 they and Chi Psi were the first fraternities to build houses expressly for a fraternity chapter. In 1911, this unusual stone house was built for them, on or near the site of their 1892 house. The stone house is an unusual interpretation of the colonial revival style. It features a mansard roof, a row of projecting dormers, and classical details. The fraternity occupied this house until the 1950s." City of Madison, The Langdon Street Historic District: A Walking Tour, 1986.
Bibliographic References:City of Madison, The Langdon Street Historic District: A Walking Tour, 1986.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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