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1320 34th (Alpha Chi Omega) in 1933

Source: Drake University Quax yearbook, 1933

The original structure pictured here is now part of a larger apartment building.

1320 34th (Alpha Chi Omega) in 1933
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3118 Cottage Grove (Delta Zeta) in 1965

Source: Drake University Quax yearbook, 1965

3118 Cottage Grove (Delta Zeta) in 1965
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1079 23rd Street

Source: SHPO

1079 23rd Street
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1041 22nd Street Front View

Source SHPO

1041 22nd Street Front View
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3420 Kingman (Pi kappa Phi) in 1966

Source: Drake University Quax yearbook, 1966

3420 Kingman (Pi kappa Phi) in 1966
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1041 22nd Street in 1975

Source: SHPO

1041 22nd Street in 1975
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1041 22nd Street in 1983 - Exterior work in progress

Source: SHPO

1041 22nd Street in 1983 - Exterior work in progress
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1030 22nd Street in 1983

Source SHPO

1030 22nd Street in 1983
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2521 Kingman Garage

Photo taken 1/14/1983 - South and west sides of garage

2521 Kingman Garage
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2521 Kingman

Photo taken 1/14/83 - East side of house looking west

2521 Kingman
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