With new frat house, Deke can lead

Colby Bicentennial Seal 1864-1913

Fall 1939

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Dear Brother:

New fraternity houses are to be built on Mayflower Hill and unless we are prepared to break ground for ours in June 1940, the chances are that we will have to watch Zeta Psi and Alpha Tau Omega start construction before us.
The houses are to be built in harmony with the rest of the Colonial buildings, using red brick and white trim, and they will be approximately the same in size and in cost. The detailed planning of the houses, however, is left to fraternity committees working with the Colby architect, J. Frederick Larson.
The cost is estimated at $40,000, furnished. It is expected the college will be willing to advance up to half of the cost. Hence, it boils down to the fact that we must raise $20,000 right away if Xi Chapter is to move to Mayflower Hill with the college.
Letter to fraternity members