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Arthur House


Arthur House is a 24-hour quiet, substance-free environment that is home to approximately 20 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.

ARTHUR HOUSE
BUILDING
AMENITIES
1106 North Nevada Ave
Kitchen
Yes
West Campus
Laundry
Yes; Located in John Lord Knight
Type: Small House
Lounge
Yes; Reading Room
Theme: 24-Hour Quiet, Substance-Free
Wireless
Yes
Upperclassmen: 18
Game Room
Yes; Pool table
Resident Advisors: 1
Thermostat
Heat Only
Residential Living Coordinator: 1
Carpet
Some Locations
Floor Plans: First; Second
Bike Rack
Yes
Floor Plans: Third
Key Type
Exterior: Swipe Card; Interior: Key
Listed in National Register
of Historic Places
Other
Living Room with large dining table, flat-screen tv, couches, fireplace