Boarding Houses & Fraternities

Before dorm rooms and dining halls were constructed, students lived and ate at various boarding houses on campus. Similarly, early fraternities had butlers and janitors. Click the links below for more information!

Minnie Lacy’s boarding house

Chi Phi




  • Phyllistine Ward mosley says:

    My Uncle Regina Smith served the men of the frats for many years. He lived just on the skirt of the caMPUS BUT LOVE WORKING WITH THE YOUNG MEN THAT WENT THROUGH THE FOUR YEARS OF THE COLLEGE AND graduated.

  • Ebie Baker says:

    Hello Ms. Mosley! Thank you so much for your comment. I know a bit about Reggie Smith but would love to hear your memories of him, if you are willing. Please feel free to email me! Best, Ebie Baker

  • glenn says:

    Nice Work Ms. Baker. I am curious to find out about boarding houses run by Fannie Miller or Mrs. Thomas C. Miller, who ran boarding houses at H-SC in the 1840’s and 50’s. I am reading her diary and she must have died suddenly in 1857. Do you have any information about her, particularly, which houses she ran, her death and where she made be buried?

  • ebaker says:

    I’m sorry, Glenn. I’m afraid I don’t know anything about those particular boarding houses. You might contact the Atkinson Museum and see what their records show–434-223-6134. Best of luck!

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