Elwood House

Helser Hall

Floor Plans

Rooms 2589-2601
Rooms 2603-2608
Rooms 2609-2616
Rooms 2620-2629

House Details

Floor #: 2
Gender: Male
Capacity: 52
Room #s: 2589-2629
A/C: No
Bed Type: Unlofted, metal frame
Floor Type: Tile
Room Types: Double
Room Size:
Window Size:
Ceiling Height: 8'1"

House History

ELWOOD, Philip H. (1884-1960) was a 1910 graduate of Cornell University. He was on the staff of both Massachusetts State and Ohio State Universities before coming to Iowa State as a professor of landscape architecture in 1923. He organized the department of landscape architecture at Iowa State in 1929, became its first head and remained on the staff until 1951. During his years at Iowa State he made outstanding contributions to the layout and planning of the campus. He and Allan Kimball programmed the basic plan against many proposed encroachments.