Groundbreaking for Phi Delta Theta House

Fri., May 1, 1931

Professor William Landis '91, Dean Hoffman '02, J. Freed Martin '12, and George B. Elliott '31 participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new fraternity house for Phi Delta Theta.  The fraternity had grown too large for its house at the corner of College and Louther streets, so it purchased a plot of land on West street behind Denny Hall for the purpose of building a new fraternity residence.  It planned to use historic limestone from one of the houses existing on the site in constructing a fireplace; it also planned to have a basement lounge, "a newer development in chapter house construction".


Dickinsonian, May 7, 1931, pg. 1.