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Curtiss Hall (Agriculture Hall), 1919

Curtiss Hall (Agriculture Hall), 1919

Title

Curtiss Hall (Agriculture Hall), 1919

Description

This photo shows the front entryway to Curtiss Hall with its Ionic columns, stairs, and ornamental lamps. Three men and three women are ascending or descending the stairs; four men and one woman are either sitting by or leaning up against the columns.
Designed by the architectural firm of Proudfoot and Bird, Agriculture Hall, as Curtiss Hall was first called was built in 1906-1909. The building was originally planned to be built 100 feet west of its current location, but the plans were changed after opposition to placing a building in the center of the beautiful campus lawn was voiced. Work on the building ceased in 1907 when the contractor declared bankruptcy. Work soon resumed under the direction of a bonding company. Although the building was completed in 1909, it stood unoccupied until 1912 when the accounts were finally settled with the surety company. Agriculture Hall was officially renamed Curtiss Hall in 1947 for Charles F. Curtiss, long-time Dean of Agriculture (1902-1932) at Iowa State. In 1995, an agricultural high-tech classroom was built within the building, called the Brenton Center for Agricultural Instruction and Technology Transfer.

Creator

Iowa State University

Source

4-8-I.Curtiss.246-2-6

Publisher

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

Date

1919
2006-04-18

Rights

U.S. and international copyright laws protect this digital image. Commercial use or distribution of the image is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder. For permission to use the digital image, please contact Iowa State University Library, Special Collections archives@iastate.edu For reproductions see: http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/services/photfees.html

Relation

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

Format

Photograph
15.2 x 17.5 cm

Type

Still Image (color)
Image

Identifier

4-8-I.Curtiss.246-2-6
http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15031coll15/id/68