Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
State Library of Iowa

Morrill Hall, 1920-1930

Morrill Hall, 1920-1930

Title

Morrill Hall, 1920-1930

Description

A crowd is gathered along Morrill Road in front of Morrill Hall and Central Building (Beardshear Hall). A small tent appears between the two buildings. A period automobile is visible near the English Office Building in the background.
Morrill Hall was constructed to fill the need for a library and museum, as well as a chapel. The building was named to honor Senator Justin Morrill who had sponsored the Morrill Act, which established the land-grant college system. Morrill Hall was designed by Josselyn and Taylor, architects from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and built at a cost of less than $30,000, in 1890-1891. It has been the home to zoology, entomology, and geology classes and labs; Agricultural Extension offices; Printing Office; Photo Service; and even a barber shop from 1905-1908. Morrill Hall was vacant between 1996 and its renovation, which began in 2005. Morrill Hall was re-dedicated in 2007 and currently houses the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, the Textiles and Clothing Museum, and the Christian Petersen Art Museum.

Creator

Iowa State University

Source

4-8-I.Morrill.273-5-1

Publisher

Iowa State University Library Special Collections; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/index.html

Date

1920-1930
2005-12-22

Rights

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Relation

University Photographs; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/collections/images.html

Format

Photograph
24.1 x 19.1 cm

Type

Image (grayscale)
Image

Identifier

4-8-I.Morrill.273-5-1
http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15031coll15/id/649