Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts HistorySauer, Anne
Davies House, 1894
Davies House, located at 13 Sawyer Avenue, was constructed in 1894 for the Delta Upsilon fraternity. Since that time the house has been used for student housing. It is named for Caroline Stodder Davies, first dean of Jackson College.
The house was home to Delta Upsilon from 1894 until 1937, when the fraternity moved to Professors Row. At that time the house was occupied by Phi Mu Delta, another fraternity, which stayed until 1940.In 1941 the house was taken as a dormitory for Jackson College and it was at this point that the house was named for Caroline Stodder Davies, who served as dean of Jackson College from its establishment in 1910 to 1925.
Later the house became the headquarters for the International Center and housed the center's offices as well as serving as housing for international students. As of 2000, the house continues to serve as International Culture Unit (I-House), a residence for international students and students interested in intercultural living.
Source: RNCH2; FB 1999-2000.
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