History, It's About the People: The Women of Cranford
Ames Public Library Auditorium
Free and open to the public
Presented by Marilyn Gibbs Alger, current co-owner with her brother, Monte Gibbs
Cranford Apartments in Campustown were founded by a small group of Iowa State faculty women just two years after women won the right to vote. Seeing the need for housing for single faculty women, they pooled their resources and hired a female architect. In the fall of 1922, the Faculty Women’s Housing Company - Cranford Apartments - was open for business and occupancy at 103 Stanton. The building still houses thirty apartments and two business establishments. Our speaker has been researching Cranford for three years and will share some of its history and stories of the remarkable Women of Cranford.
The 2018 Lecture Series is presented in partnership with Ames Public Library.