The first Sigma Nu house was located at 502 Duck Street. The second house was at 302 Knoblock. Construction of the current Sigma Nu house in which we now live was begun in 1928 and finished in 1929 costing $60,000 plus an additional $10,000 for furniture (the first mortgage was paid off in 1941). The style of the house is English Tudor. The house was constructed by McAlester Construction Company of Columbia , Missouri . It originally held 38 men. There have been three major additions to the house since 1929. The first was the addition of the card room and dining room in 1958, the second was the construction of the “new addition” in 1979, and the third was a complete renovation into the house we know today into suite-style living completed in late 2003.
The light fixture in the vestibule and the wooden railing up the front stairs are all original fixtures of the house. Changes in the house since its building are: the card room was once a front porch, the old spiral staircase going to the boiler room used to extend all the way up to the third floor, the ladies head used to be a phone booth, and the cave was originally the chapter room then the tube room, and was remodeled in 1973 for living space.
There have been two major fires in the house. The first was on December 29, 1957 and the other on January 8, 1968 . The latter fire was noticed by several members of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity who woke up sleeping Sigma Nu’s and warned them of the fire. The AGR’s also allowed many of our brothers to stay in their house until the Sigma Nu house was repaired.
The House is made up of three main floors and a basement with two living spaces, a laundry room, and a study room with a printer/copier. The first floor has a living area, dining room, library, and pool room. The second and third floor each have seven living areas. These rooms range from 2-7 man suites and all feature a main living room with bunk rooms split off of the central room. Every room has full access to the houses wifi along with ethernet internet connection with 50mbps Suddenlink internet connection and Suddenlink cable.
Name: Hank Denyer