Our History

Since the Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Zeta was chartered at the University of Alabama in 1922, our sisterhood has had two homes. We are now happy to be in our third home at 900 Magnolia Drive.

 

The first, a two-story white English Colonial design with cut-out lamp silhouettes in the dark green shutters, was completed in 1925. Housing 18 members, who shared two-girl rooms and slept on a sleeping porch, this first home served our chapter well for 37 years.

 

Our chapter founders and new member class, 1923

According to a 1931 article in The LAMP, “The living room and music room are furnished with overstuffed chairs and divans, walnut tables, an orthophonic, a baby grand piano, and a radio. It is most inviting with softly shaded lights, an open fire, and bouquets of flowers all around.”

According to a 1931 article in The LAMP, “The living room and music room are furnished with overstuffed chairs and divans, walnut tables, an orthophonic, a baby grand piano, and a radio. It is most inviting with softly shaded lights, an open fire, and bouquets of flowers all around.”

In 1962, our chapter moved into the house we think of as our own: close to 20,000 square feet, three stories high with a basement, built of red bricks with white columns across a wide front porch with rocking chairs, with space for up to 50 of our 69 members, and with sleeping porches on both residential floors.

 Fall Rush, the 1960s

In 2018, Alpha Gamma moved into our third house in our nearly 100 years on campus. We built in the same location, with additional property acquired from our neighbor to the South, Zeta Tau Alpha, whose own new house was completed in December 2016.

While it was hard to say goodbye to our beloved house, the growth of our sorority and the changing needs of our members – and the building boom all along Sorority Row – meant it was time to build again. Our new home is complete, and we look now forward to celebrating our centennial at 'Bama in 2022. 

 

The Alpha Gamma New House Project     newbamadzhouse@gmail.com    Created at wix.com

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