Beardshear Hall

Official abbreviation: BDSHR

Constructed in 1906

Building Supervisor
WILLCOX, VALERIE RUTH FERGUSON
vwillcox@iastate.edu
Building Open Hours
These don't reflect business hours for offices within the building; see office websites for business hours.
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7 AM - 6 PM7 AM - 6 PM7 AM - 6 PM7 AM - 6 PM7 AM - 6 PMClosedClosed
Location
515 MORRILL RD
AMES, IA 50011-2103
Latitude: 42.02621
Longitude: -93.64864

3D SketchUp Model from the Trimble Warehouse
Services / Maintenance / Projects

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Custodial Service: Area 1
  • Custodian: Craig Mitchell

  • 9:40 AM: Collection / Delivery (Room 0110)
  • 1:50 PM: Collection / Delivery (Room 0110)
  • 2:55 PM: Collection only (Room 0110)
History

Built as the Central Building, plans for the structure included space for the Mathematics, English, Botany, History, and Modern Languages departments, as well as the President's, Secretary's, Treasurer's and Board of Trustee's offices. When constructed was completely finished in 1908, the total cost was at just over $400,000. In 1938, Central Building was renamed Beardshear Hall after William M. Beardshear who was president of the college from 1891 to 1902.

There have been many changes in the usage of space within the building, but the structure has for the most part remained as originally built. The few visible changes resulted from the change of the inscription over the main east entrance from "Iowa State College" to "Iowa State University," the installation of air conditioning in the 1970's, and various renovations to meet changing fire codes.