Chi Omega Greek Theatre
Chi Omega Greek Theatre-University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
|Location||Dickson St., Fayetteville, Arkansas|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architect||Jamieson and Spearl|
|MPS||Public Schools in the Ozarks MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||92001101 |
|Added to NRHP||September 4, 1992|
The Chi Omega Greek Theatre is a structure on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It was a gift to the university from Chi Omega, completed in 1930. The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.
Mary Love Collins, national president for 42 years, and Dr. Charles Richardson, one of the founding members of the Chi Omega women's fraternity, had the dream of one day building a replica of the Theatre of Dionysus at the foot of the Acropolis in Greece at the University of Arkansas. The first chapter (Psi) of Chi Omega was established at the University in 1895, and the national organization gave back to the University in 1930 by completing Love and Richardson's dream. Young-Bryan Construction Company was contracted in 1930 for the job, at a cost of $31,225. University president John C. Futrall accepted the gift on June 28, 1930.
The University uses the Chi Omega Greek Theatre for concerts, commencements, convocations, plays, and pep rallies.
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