Our house address is:
311 Congress St Troy, NY
Prospect Park is directly across Congress street.
The parking lot across 13th street is owned by the Fraternity.
The living spaces were designed with constant undergraduate input. The ground floor consists of common areas - industrial kitchen, dining room, library, media and game rooms. The first floor contains the main living areas: mostly singles with some doubles. Each room has ethernet connectivity and wifi through the RPI network. Additionally, there is a lounge area and a small kitchenette. There is living space for at least 28 brothers.
The second floor contains apartments that can be rented out to recent graduates and alumni who stay in the area.
The St Francis Academy is a historic building built in 1917. It first functioned as a school and then as a tailor shop with rental apartments. The building has a total of 14,500 sq. ft., approximately 4,200 sq. ft. per floor.
Alumni association began fundraising for a new house. - Ends up raising $1.28 million!
The alumni association bought the St Francis Academy located at 311 Congress Street.
Housing committee is formed and begins looking at architecture firms and potential plans
Masonry work is done on the outside of the building
Asbestos abatement is done
Demolition is started on the inside, many interior walls are removed
Framing for interior walls done, electrical work started
Remodeling, painting, etc
New house fully occupied!
Enjoy some pictures of the building pre-construction, as well as some early progress pictures: