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Property Name Phi Gamma Delta House
Reference Number 13000169
State Maine
County Penobscot
Town Orono
Street Address 79 College Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 4/16/2013
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The Phi Gamma Delta House is significant on a local level under Criterion A for Education and under Criterion C for Architecture. In the early twentieth century, the University of Maine's population grew more quickly than its capacity to house its students. Built in 1925, the Phi Gamma Delta House, along with other chapter houses on campus, provided living space for its fraternity brothers, thereby assisting the University of Maine in its mission to provide a college education in Orono, Maine. It is significant for its architecture as a good example of the Tudor style in an educational setting and it is the only Tudor-style fraternity house on the University of Maine campus. With its intact dormitories, study rooms, public spaces, kitchen and meeting hall, Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house is also a good example a specific building type. The house has seen very few exterior or interior renovations since construction was complete on the building in 1925.


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