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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.