Thomas R. Brown Hall

Francis M. Whitehouse, Burling & Whitehouse
1884 (demolished 1961)
3254 South Michigan Avenue

Once known as Cudahy mansion, this building was purchased in 1939 for graduate students. It served as one of IIT's Naval housing quarters from 1942-45. After World War II, the building housed graduate students and, from 1948-61, the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

Formerly/Also Known As: Cudahy Mansion (1880s-1919) , Chicago Motor Club (1919-1929), Quarters 2 (1943-1946), Graduate House (1939-1943, 1946-1948), Brown House (1950s), Brown Hall

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Names: 
Cudahy Mansion: "Quarters 2 Is Former Cudahy Mansion And Chicago Motor Club Headquarters," Technology News, December 18, 1944, 5.
Chicago Motor Cub: "Quarters 2 Is Former Cudahy Mansion And Chicago Motor Club Headquarters," 5.
Graduate House: IIT Men Are Now Sleeping In Ancient Cudahy Ballroom,Technology News, October 30, 1946, 3.
Quarters 2: "Quarters 2 Is Former Cudahy Mansion And Chicago Motor Club Headquarters," 5.
Brown House: Illinois Institute of Technology, IIT Graduate Catalog 1958-60 (1958).
Brown Hall: “Era Ends While Brown Hall Falls,” Technology News, February 17, 1961, 3.
Thomas R. Brown Hall: 
Sigma Phi Epsilon, "Fire at Bucknell -- And Other Red Door Notes," Sigma Phi Epsilon Journal 59, no. 1, September 1, 1961, 69.

Architect:
John Graf, Chicago’s Mansions (Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2004), 117.

Dates:
“Era Ends While Brown Hall Falls,” 3.
Illinois Institute of Technology, IIT Directory (1948).
 “IIT Men Are Now Sleeping In Ancient Cudahy Ballroom,” 3.
"Quarters 2 Is Former Cudahy Mansion And Chicago Motor Club Headquarters," 5.


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