Spinney House

Friley Hall

Floor Plans

Rooms 3400-3404
Rooms 3405-3411
Rooms 3412-3419
Rooms 3421-3429
Rooms 3430-3439
Rooms 3441-3445

House Details

Floor #: 3
Gender: Co-Ed
Capacity: 76
Room #s: 3400-3445
A/C: Yes
Bed Type: Unlofted, metal frame
Floor Type: Tile
Room Types: Double, Triple
Room Size:
Window Size: Sm. 22.5" x 52", Lg. 45.5" x 52", XLg. 70" x 52"
Ceiling Height: Between 8'2" and 8'8"

House History

SPINNEY, Louis (1869-1951) graduated from Iowa State in the class of 1892. He was head of physics and electrical engineering from 1897 to 1909 and head of the physics department from 1909 to 1931, retiring from the staff in 1942. His life masterpiece was his classic textbook on physics. Simplicity and clarity were his guides. He believed that a contribution made to the ability of a student to think was a real service that produced ample staisfaction. He was motivated by faith in this result and never lost interest in helpfulness. He received the Alumni Merit Award and was very active in civic affairs.