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Two story white house with covered porch and roof dormer
Lambert House ca. 2010
Constructed: ca. 1921
Acquired by the College: 1933
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The Lambert House is located at 312 Jamestown Road, south side, across from Barrett Hall at William & Mary. It is a 2 story frame house built circa 1921. In 1923, the house was purchased by Nu Chapter House Corporation from Charles H. Matthews (July 23, 1923, UA. Acc. 1982.60 under Property Sales/Purchases). In 1933, it was purchased by William & Mary. (B.D. Peachy to J.A.C. Chandler, January 21, 1933, UA Acc. 1982.45 under Budget-Property; Deed Book 15, p. 398, June 15, 1933) From 1938-1939, it was used by Phi Alpha (1939 Colonial Echo). Kappa Sigma lived there from 1939-1940 (1940 Colonial Echo; UA Acc. 1979.35 under Fraternities, 1940-41-Report). As of 2016, the building houses the University Events Office and the Office of First Year Experience.

Material in the Special Collections Research Center


  • 1922-Colonial Echo, p. 209
  • 1922, 1926, 1927-Colonial Echo, shown as Kappa Sigma House


  • University Archives Buildings File (2007), Lambert House, Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William & Mary.

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This website contains the best available information from known sources at the time it was written. Unfortunately, many of the early original records of William & Mary were destroyed by fires, military occupation, and the normal effects of time. The information in this website is not complete, and it changes as we continue to research and uncover new sources.