1960 -SAGA of AVERY "New House"
The 1960 Lion Tattler and Ken Love '62 set the Stage and Add to the Tale
Chuck Sprowl ’62 kept the Lion Tattler that captures one part of the New House fever that came to a head in 1960 when Brother Avery Brundage (initiated in 1907) was honored by the University and Illinois Beta in the fall of that year. The alumni hoped this wealthy brother who headed the Olympics for years would donate the money to make the $400,000.00 project happen it happen. Obviously he didn’t come through.
Read Ken Love’s (’62) letter he sent to me about the beloved building that still is standing tall. Maybe it is just as well the it still stands.
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What got everyone excited from the Champaig-Urbana Courier
Page One HEADLINE AVERY IS HERE. Is his Wallet?
Announcing Class of 1964 and stuff about Alums
More on Avery and Alums who saw it coming kept their wallets at home
More about alums, Scholarship. Pledges and Illinois Beta Chapter Eternal Update
Sample Photo 5
DON'T MISS the FIRST Chief Illiniwek LESTER LEUTWILER '29 on this page!
Pictures of the AVERY NEWHOUSE Meet and Greet at the Chapter House
Ken Love's letter about the Capter House's embodiment of Classic Prairie School Architectures features of the Chapter house and why it is a "em'.
Chuck Sprowl's $ 186.00 1959 House Bill. That's $1538.16 in 2016.
Anyone know when the natual brick was restored?