2507 University Ave.Des Moines, IA 50311
The Alumni House is home to the Office of Alumni Relations and all Drake University alumni. #DrakeAlumniHouse when tagging photos on social media.
Announcements from the UniversityAug. 22, 2013: Drake University announces Alumni HouseOct. 22, 2013: Preparing a new gathering spot for alumni April 20, 2015: Donate your Drake memorabilia
The House was built in 1901 by Drake Chancellor William Bayard Craig1920-1935 Women's Dormitory1935-1941 Home of President Daniel Morehouse1941-1945 Home of President Henry Gadd Harmon1945-1962 Chi Omega Sorority House1962-19691969-1988 College for Continuing Education1988-2003 International Center and Study Abroad Office2003-2013 American Judicature Society Headquarters2013-Now Drake University Alumni House and Office of Alumni Relations
The concept of an alumni house is not new to Drake University. This photo, at an undetermined location, was taken in 1968 with the Student Alumni Association and Alumni Relations staff.
This is the earliest dated photo we have obtained of the house. It can be found in the 1903 edition of the Quax yearbook (page 48). At this time the house was home to Drake Chancellor William Bayard Craig.
This photo was taken from the 1927 Quax yearbook.During this time the house served as a women's dormitory.An illustration of the house dating from 1952. These two photos, dated 1958 and 1949, respectively, are of the house when it served as a home for the Chi Omega sorority house. Undated PhotosThis is a photo of the house from the time it served as the Opperman Center, home of the American Judicature Society.
The Alumni Relations staff in front of the house on April 22, 2014.
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