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My Old House: 452 Kiefaber St.

8:12 AM  Oct 10th, 2013
by Caroline Glynn ’16, photos by Ian Moran ’14

The residents of 452 Kiefaber never have “a case of the Mondays.” Every Monday, the residents watch a musical or Disney movie together to get their week started off right.

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My Old House: 7 Evanston

1:54 PM  Sep 11th, 2013
by Megan Garrison '14

In August 2007, Brian Hoffer, Ashton Berner, Nick Adams, Scott Rotterman and Alex Urban moved into 7 Evanston, a landlord house that had plenty of what former residents call “personality.”

“There was a mice problem at one point and the flies were awful in the summer,” said Hoffer ’09, a marketing major with a minor in finance who now works as the senior logistics account executive for Total Quality Logistics. “We had a good relationship with the maintenance staff, and there was a lot of sticky paper.”

While 7 Evanston might have had its problems with nature, Hoffer recalls how wonderful its porch was.

“The porch might have sagged a little, but it was great to just sit out there on a nice day and people watch,” Hoffer said.

The house still boasts a rather impressive porch, a fact the residents this past summer enjoyed. Ryan Richardson ’14, an industrial engineering technology major, shared how the porch made their summer.

“We spent a lot of time out there,” Richardson said. “And we talked to a lot of people as they walked by. We also caught a lot of really good sand volleyball match- es across the street. Sometimes we even joined in.”

The home’s character is what binds residents, past and present.

“We hit our heads quite a bit on the low-hanging ceiling when walking down the stairs,” joked Hoffer. Suffering from the same problem, this summer’s residents duct-taped a pool noodle on the edge of the ceiling for cushioning, an idea that  offer calls “quite genius.”

Whether residents of 7 Evanston were battling flies, scooping mud from the carpet after a rain- drenched Halloween party or sitting on the porch in the hot summer sun, the home remains fondly in students’ memories.

Take a visit through the house with today’s residents.

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My Old House: 309 Kiefaber St.

12:12 PM  Sep 10th, 2013
by Natalie Kimmel '13

309 Kiefaber has many unique features, perhaps the most distinctive being its cleanliness.

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My Old House: 7 Evanston

9:51 AM  Aug 9th, 2013
by Megan Garrison '14, photos by Mickey Shuey '14

The residents of 7 Evanston have enjoyed their summer home, even if the basement is a tad bit creepy.

Read about the residents who lived there in 2007.

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My Old House: 57 Woodland Ave.

12:00 AM  Jun 3rd, 2013
by Meredith Hirt '13, photos by Mickey Shuey '14

Six girls live in this Marianist community house, with three porches, two refrigerators and one strong sense of community.

Read about the residents who lived there in 2002-03 by clicking here.

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My Old House: 912 Alberta

1:54 PM  Apr 16th, 2013
by CC Hutten '15, photos by Mickey Shuey '14

“We like the location much better than we thought,” said a resident of 912 Alberta. “It’s closer to campus.”

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My Old House: 227A K Street

12:00 PM  Mar 28th, 2013
by Kaitlyn Ridel '13

Two bachelors occupy the first story of this duplex, spending their time eating pizza, doing homework and sharing an obnoxiously small bathroom.

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My Old House: 31 Rogge St.

8:22 AM  Mar 15th, 2013
by Megan Garrison '14

The five roommates that call 31 Rogge St. home are from all over the world, from England to Sweden. They share a common space of international relations. They make their campus house a home away from home, no matter how far away home is.

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My Old House: 225 Kiefaber St.

1:41 PM  Feb 13th, 2013
by Mickey Shuey '14

The stairs creak, the floor shakes and the mantle is white, but the five men living in the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity house love it anyway. Besides, it has a big front porch!

And read more about this old house from housemates who lived here in 2006.

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My Old House: 7 Lawnview Ave.

2:50 PM  Jan 15th, 2013
by Meredith Hirt '13, photos by Sarah Friese '15

Weather permitting, the five seniors of 7 Lawnview enjoy having impromptu dance parties on their front porch.

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