Sigma Phi Society, University of Wisconsin-Madison WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 43° 04.185 W 089° 25.289
16T E 302848 N 4771406
Quick Description: Occupied and maintained by the Sigma Phi Society, University of Wisconsin-Madison chapter since 1915.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 6/4/2015 11:45:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMP0H5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
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Long Description:
The Sigma Phi Society (SF) was founded on the 4th of March, 1827 on the campus of Union College as a part of the Union Triad in Schenectady, New York. It is the second oldest Greek fraternal organization in the United States and the oldest in continuous existence.[1] The Sigma Phi Society was the first Greek organization to establish a chapter at another college, which occurred with the founding of the Beta of New York at Hamilton College in 1831, thus making it the first National Greek Organization. The practices and rituals of The Sigma Phi Society are still relatively unknown due to its establishment, and continued consideration, as a secret society.

Sigma Phi is a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC).






Constructed in 1909, this is one of two residences to which Sullivan contributed (the other being the Babson House in Riverside, Illinois) just after his peak as a skyscraper architect. It is an excellent example of Prairie School design. It is now used as a fraternity house by the University of Wisconsin.

The most striking feature of the Bradley house are the cantilevered sleeping porches on the second floor.

There is considerable evidence that George Elmslie, who was Sullivan's chief draftsman, may have had more input on the Bradley house than he was given credit for. He was overshadowed by Frank Lloyd Wright, who also worked at Adler and Sullivan until 1893. After Wright's dismissal Elmslie contribution became more significant.
Type: Fraternity

Name: Other (not Listed)

Name (if other): Sigma Phi Society

Affiliated Institution: Other (not listed)

Affiliated Institution (if other): University of Wisconsin

Chapter Designation: Alpha

Year of Establishment: 1908

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