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title:

Delta Tau Delta's Rhorer House ?

image number:

P0022729

description:

According to Delta Tau Delta this was the second house they occupied (1892-1906) and was known as Rhorer House. The address for this building should be either the 200 block of North Walnut (a.k.a. the Rhorer's Block of North Walnut), or 407 N. College (according to student directories of 1902-1907). According to Delta Tau Delta this eventually became the site of the Princess Theatre which was located in the 200 block of North Walnut.

In July of 2013, a board member of Bloomington Restorations Inc. confirmed with the University Archives that the house in the image seen here is now The Grant Street Inn located at 310 North Grant Street. This home used to be located at 214 East Seventh Street but was moved to Grant Street in 1990. The home was built by William P. Rogers in the 1890's. Later owners included William Graham (who built the Graham Hotel), and William N. Showers of Showers Brothers Furniture Company. The board member does not believe that Delta Tau Delta ever occupied the home seen here. His belief is that Delta Tau Delta may have occupied a similarly-shaped home, but made of brick, that was owned by Samuel K. Rhorer and that was probably located at 407 North College Avenue.

personal name:

Rogers, William P.

personal name:

Graham, William

personal name:

Showers, William N.

building name:

Grant Street Inn, The

corporate name:

Grant Street Inn, The

corporate name:

Delta Tau Delta ?

topic:

Hotels

topic:

Exterior

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

other place name:

Seventh Street (214 East)

other place name:

Grant Street (310 North)

series:

Buildings & Grounds