Catt Hall

Official abbreviation: CATT

Constructed in 1893

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Location
2224 OSBORN DR
AMES, IA 50011-4009
Latitude: 42.02792
Longitude: -93.64577

3D SketchUp Model from the Trimble Warehouse
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Custodial Service by Custodial Team 06

  • 9:30 AM: Collection / Delivery (Room 0137)
  • 2:50 PM: Collection only (Room 0137)

Dumpster collection by Campus Services
  • Monday: between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM
  • Wednesday: between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM
  • Friday: between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM
History

Agricultural Hall, as it was originally called, was built four stories tall with a basement level, which was designed for the Horticulture department. The ground-level exterior of the building was built to allow one to drive a team of horses in, unload horticultural supplies into the basement, and drive out the other side. The building also housed the Chemistry and Agricultural departments, and included a livestock room where live farm animals were brought in to be studied.

In 1903, an addition was built on the north side, the Farm Mechanics and Soil Physics building. Agricultural Engineering moved out of Agricultural Hall and into its new building in 1922. The Botany department moved in during 1928 and the building was renamed Botany Hall. During 1967-1968, the Botany department moved out and the Psychology department took its place. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Demolition of Old Botany was considered several times, but the decision to begin a $5 million renovation and rename the building to Carrie Chapman Catt Hall was made in 1992. Catt was an Iowa State graduate (1880) who went on to be a major leader in the women's suffrage movement.