Stevenson House

Birch Hall

Floor Plans

Rooms 3275-3280
Rooms 3284-3293
Rooms 3296-3305
Rooms 3307-3316

House Details

Floor #: 3
Gender: Male
Capacity: 49
Room #s: 3275-3316
A/C: No
Bed Type: Lofted
Floor Type: Tile
Room Types: Single, Double, Triple
Room Size:
Window Size:
Ceiling Height: Between 8'3" and 8'8"

House History

STEVENSON, W. H. (1872-1951) received an A.B. (1893) from Illinois College and a B.S. (1905) from Iowa State. Illinois College made him an honorary doctor of science in 1923. He was a world renowned agriculturist. He joined the staff of Iowa State in 1902, became the head of the department of farm crops and soils in 1910, and served in theis capacity until 1932. From 1912 to 1948, he was vice director of the Agricultural Expirament Station. Although well recognized as a teacher, researcher, and leader in soil and crop improvement, Stevenson's most important contribution was that of directing the Iowa Soil Survey. He was appointed in 1921 as a representative of the United States on the permanent committee of the Institute of Agriculture at Rome, Italy, and was on leave from Iowa Sate for two years. He returned to Rome as a special delegate in 1924 and again in 1934. During his long career he was a friend and personal advisor to hundreds of students at Iowa State.