Created By: Ithaca Heritage
6 South Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850
Kurt Vonnegut joined the Delta Upsilon fraternity and lived here at 6 South Avenue as a sophomore and junior at Cornell University from 1941 until he dropped out in 1943. His father had been a member of the same fraternity at MIT. Vonnegut and his roommate called their fraternity room the Blue Moose Lodge, named after a moth-eaten moose head that they painted blue and mounted on the wall with a brassiere strung between the antlers. Vonnegut began his writing career during this period as a contributor and editor with The Cornell Daily Sun.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Ithaca Literary Tour