Cheatham House

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Cheatham House

Acquired by the College: 1945

Previous Names: Pi Kappa Alpha House (1911-1912), Sigma Phi Epsilon House (1925-1929), Davis House (1929)

Sold by College: 1989

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The Cheatham House at the College of William and Mary was located at 221 Richmond Road. In 1911-1912, it was the Pi Kappa Alpha House. Sometime between 1925-1929, it was the Sigma Phi Epsilon House. In 1929, it was the Davis House [?] and was used as an auxiliary dormitory for freshmen. From 1929 until around 1935, it was the Richmond Road Dormitory. The house was purchased by William and Mary from Nancy Davis Upshur and C. Littleton Upshur on August 7, 1945. (Consolidated Land Register, WMSBG D.B. 20--265) In 1989, the house was sold to the Presbyterian Church.

Material in the Special Collections Research Center

  • 1912 Colonial Echo, p.65; 1915 Colonial Echo, p. 96,; 1916 Colonial Echo, p. 117.
  • 1926 Colonial Echo, p. 156, 1927 Colonial Echo, p. 174, Flat Hat, 9/27/1929, 1.
  • The Flat Hat, 9/27/1929, p. 1.

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