Arthur House (24hr/Substance Free House)

Facts about Aurther 

  • Arthur House is a 24-Hour Added Quiet and Substance-Free environment that is home to 22 students
  • The room sizes vary and include single, double, and triple rooms.
  • There is a common area with a pool table and TV where the students are often seen socializing.
  • The house provides a laid-back atmosphere in which the students can live and learn.
  • Built in 1881 by Lyman K. Bass, an attorney for General Palmer's Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, this lovely home was the scene of many gatherings and dinner parties for the society of "Little London," as Colorado Springs was called.
  • The Tudor style home has rich paneling, beamed and hand-decorated ceilings, tiled fireplaces, and exquisite "jeweled glass" by John LaFarge in transoms and windows.
  • It is said that the 22-room stone mansion was bought by the son of President Chester Alan Arthur for his son Chester Alan Arthur III. The 3-story sandstone building, once called "Edgeplain," was leased to Colorado College in 1925 for use as the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house.
Fact sheet for the Arthur House, a living space for students that elect for a 24-hour quiet and substance-free living environment
ARTHUR (24hr/Substance Free) HOUSE
1106 North Nevada Avenue
West Campus
Yes; Located in John Lord Knight
Type: Small House
Yes; Reading Room
Theme: 24-Hour Added Quiet
Substance Free
Number of Beds: 22
Game Room
Yes; Pool table
Resident Advisors: 1
Heat Only
Residential Living Coordinator: 1
Some Locations
Floor Plans: First; Second
Bike Rack
Floor Plans: Third
Key Type
Exterior: Swipe Card; Interior: Key
Listed in National Register
of Historic Places
Living Room with large dining table, flat-screen tv, couches, fireplace
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