Sunday, September 25, 2011

Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority--5432 University Avenue




Before it was known as the infamous D.C. Stephenson Home (Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan in the mid-1920s), 5432 University served as the private residence for the Graham Family. By the early 1920s, the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority leased the home. In these photos taken around 1920, the young ladies pause for three photos. Notice that porch used to be very tasteful. Stephenson had the porch ripped off when he purchased the dwelling and added two-story columns to resemble the White House. You may read more about his era by clicking on "DC Stephenson" below.

In the top photo, the entire Kappa membership gathered for an exterior photo. The two remaining photos show some of the members in two of the parlors. Note the wonderful light fixtures, dark woodwork, and heavy furniture. These images are courtesy of Amy Friedly.

2 comments:

  1. Great photos! So interesting to see how Stephenson changed the place.

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  2. I agree! It was a beautiful porch.

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