Alpha of Wisconsin Celebrating 100 Years in Bradley House
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Recent news from the Alpha of Wisconsin:
On September 15, 1915, Sigma Phi purchased the home at 106 North Prospect Avenue from Harold and Josephine Bradley. Today, we celebrate 100 years of owning and preserving this national landmark home.
The following press release was recently sent to media outlets. The attached photo, taken by Zane Williams, appears in the Wisconsin Historical Society Press publication, Wisconsin’s Own. He recently donated a 61" x 35" framed copy of this print. It will be unveiled at the Sigma Phi House after the Homecoming football game on October 17th. We hope you can join in the festivities.
Please forward this message to other Sigma Phi brothers.
Date: September 1,2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alpha of Wisconsin of Sigma Phi Society
Fraternity celebrates 100 years caring for National Historic Landmark
On September 15, 2015, the Alpha of Wisconsin chapter of the Sigma Phi Society, a national
fraternity, will celebrate its 100th year of ownership of the Harold C. Bradley House at 106 N.
Prospect Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin. The Bradley House was designed by famed Chicago
architect, Louis Sullivan, and built in 1909 as a wedding present to Josephine Crane
from her father upon her marriage to Harold C. Bradley, a University of Wisconsin professor.
The Bradley's subsequently sold the property to Sigma Phi when they moved to Shorewood
In 1972 a devastating fire destroyed the roof and much of the second floor of the house. Rather
than abandoning the house, the chapter, with help of alumni and friends, rebuilt the damaged
areas. The house was named Madison's first Historic Landmark and in 1976 was named a
National Historic Landmark, one of only 39 buildings in Wisconsin with the designation.
The Sigma Phi chapter at Wisconsin has maintained and preserved the Bradley House for the
community as well as its members for the past 100 years and looks forward to doing so for the
P.O. Box 5454, Madison. WI 537050454