Omega Psi Phi

Omega Psi Phi (HM1LAP)

Location: Detroit, MI 48202 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 21.742', W 83° 3.861'

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This Victorian structure built in the early 1890s houses the Detroit chapter of the first national Greek letter fraternity established at a Negro University. Omega Psi Phi was founded in 1911 at Howard University in Washington D.C. The Greek letters symbolize the motto "Friendship is essential to the soul." DeWitt T. Burton, Francis Dent and O.T. Davis formed Nu Omega, the local chapter in 1923. Fifteen years later Nu Sigma, the undergraduate chapter, began at Wayne State University. Purchased in 1942 by Nu Omega, this house fulfilled the fraternity's initial purpose by creating an association of college men with similar ideals of manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift. Many members of this chapter achieved local or national prominence.
Marker NumberL485
Year Placed1977
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 330005 N 4692074
Decimal Degrees42.36236667, -83.06435000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 21.742', W 83° 3.861'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 21' 44.52" N, 83° 3' 51.66" W
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Area Code(s)313, 586
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 235 E Ferry St, Detroit MI 48202, US
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