Theta Indian Mission Clubhouse

the Theta Indian Mission house

In 1903, Theta Sigma Rho was formed and a sorority house built. Like many of the other sorority clubhouses, the inspiration came from the 1893 Columbian Exposition. A type of house was shown there in the Californian exhibit that had its origins in the Spanish mission, like the one in Santa Barbera. When the Theta house was built, this may have been the first example of the mission style in the Washington area, so it has architectural significance. However, the original lines of the house were altered significantly to make it suitable for WRAMC officer housing.

interior of the Theta clubhouse

The interior of the Theta Indian Mission house was furnished with authentic and expensive furniture and rugs from New Mexico.

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