Delta Upsilon Fraternity: Kurt Vonnegut's Apartment

Ithaca Literary Tour

Delta Upsilon Fraternity: Kurt Vonnegut's Apartment

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

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


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