A Home Full of History

Our facility at 3030 Daniel Avenue is a gorgeous Georgian-style traditional house that first opened it's doors to collegian residents in the Fall of 1951. Through the decades it has been a second home for Gamma Phi Betas, a place for living, chapter business and sisterhood. While the paint and decor has changed with the times, the feeling of coming home has remained in the hearts of all Alumnae who return for a visit.

Architect: Mark Lemmon

The Gamma Phi Beta house is the only house on sorority row designed by Mark Lemmon and, though we have had interior updates, his original design and structure are still standing as a testament to his timeless style, the beauty of the SMU campus and the durability of his design.

Mark Lemmon is hailed as one of the great architects of modern Dallas. He designed eighteen Georgian-style buildings for the Southern Methodist University campus, including the Fondren Science Building (1949) and Perkins Chapel (1950). Some of his best Gothic-style work can be seen in the Highland Park Methodist Church and the Highland Park Presbyterian Church. Lemmon was also the first architect of the Cotton Bowl. So much of his work includes iconic, historical Dallas structures, homes and school buildings that are still in use today.

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