Then and Now: 300 N. 11th St.

Today’s installment of Then and Now once again comes from Manhattan, Kansas.

Much like the last post, the picture comes from the 1927 Royal Purple. The house at 300 N. 11th Street once served as a sorority house (Chi Omega in this case).

It borders the east side of City Park at the corner of 11th and Leavenworth streets.  The sorority was established at K-State in 1915, and the house first appears in the 1923 Royal Purple. They apparently outgrew this house quickly, as the 1934 Royal Purple page for Chi Omega has their house listed as 1803 Laramie, the current Theta Xi house.

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Note: I know the angle is off a bit. It was hot, apparently I’m a bit taller than the 1927 photographer, and I’d have to go in the street to match the exact angle — 11th Street is a very busy street. 

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