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House of Alpha Wooden Slat Fragment, circa 1900

Identifier: id130661

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents

Wooden house siding shingle with remnants of grey paint. Shingle from a house constructed in 1900 at 421 North Albany Street in Ithaca NY, where the seven Alpha Phi Alpha founders gathered to study and draw up plans for the first African American college fraternity. The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity launched a campaign in 2009 to restore the house by 2012. Shingle measures 6.5" (length) x 2" (width). circa 1900. Image available at Gift of Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Pi Chapter. Located in B&G S5. UA 2011.584.06


  • Creation: circa 1900


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

English Greek,Ancient(to1453) Hebrew

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From the Collection: 4.75 Linear Feet

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository