Syracuse University Buildings:

200 Walnut Place

200 Walnut Pl
200 Walnut Pl

Construction Began: Prior to 1901
Materials: Wood
Style: Colonial
First Purchased by SU: 1943
Cost: $8,729
Sold to Kappa Phi Delta: 1989
Repurchased by SU: January 2002
Cost: $215,000


The former home of Dr. Ensign McChesney, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, 1899-1905, the property originally included a barn. It later served as McChesney Cottage, a women's residence. In 1943, the residents, along with women from four other cottages, had to relocate to other living quarters in order to accommodate incoming Army air crew students. In 1989 the house was sold to Kappa Phi Delta fraternity, only to be repurchased in 2002 by SU when the chapter closed.