<EM>Where are the Lambda Chis going? I heard their house is getting torn down.</EM>
The men of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Kansas University this month moved into their new home, 1510 Sigma Nu Place.
The move gives fraternity members a bigger house, with larger and nicer areas for socializing and dining, said Brian Cooper, Lambda Chi president. The place also features improved accommodations for the fraternity's house mother.
The new home has room for 75 members, up from 54 at the old place, 1918 Stewart Avenue.
"The location is closer to campus and in a more historically greek neighborhood," said Cooper, whose new house is near nine other fraternities and sororities. "It's a lot better " and it's going to be a new experience for all of us.
"It's like we're all freshmen again. It's exciting."
The fraternity has a lease with an option to buy the house, which is owned by its former occupants, the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. Since the sorority's dissolution a few years ago, other greek organizations have used place as a temporary home while their own houses were renovated.
But the Lambda Chis won't be going back to their old place, built in 1963 as the first greek house on Stewart Avenue. First Management Inc., which recently bought the house, will tear it down later this month and replace it with 60 apartments.
The apartments will be the second phase of Chase Court Apartments, which already has 48 apartments on a lot at 1942 Stewart Avenue, the former home of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. That fraternity relocated to a house on Indiana Street.