MacKay Hall

Official abbreviation: MACKAY

Constructed in 1911
Addition built in 1926

Building Supervisor
VAN VOORHIS, VICTORIA
vvanv@iastate.edu
MacKay Hall photo
Building Open Hours
These don't reflect business hours for offices within the building; see office websites for business hours.
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
7 AM - 10 PM7 AM - 10 PM7 AM - 10 PM7 AM - 10 PM7 AM - 10 PM10 AM - 5 PMNoon - 10 PM
Location
2302 OSBORN DR
AMES, IA 50011-1078
Latitude: 42.02866
Longitude: -93.64659

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

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Custodial Service is provided by Custodial Team 6

  • 11:30 AM: Collection / Delivery (Room 101A)

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

History
MacKay Hall (or the "Domestic Technology Building" as it was originally named) opened in 1911 to house the College of Family and Consumer Sciences (formerly "Home Economics"). In 1926 a new addition including an east wing identical to the original building and a new central section were opened, more than doubling the size of the original building.

It is interesting to note that the original building was not constructed parallel to Osborne Drive (to the north) because it was designed to be connected to Margaret Hall to its south. Margaret Hall was destroyed by fire before those plans were carried out, however. To make the building look symmetrical to the street, the new central section was built parallel to Osborne Drive and the east wing was built at a slight angle to make it symmetrical with the west wing and the street.

In 1957 the building was named MacKay Hall in honor of the long-time dean of Family and Consumer Sciences, Catherine J. MacKay.