Since Ames was platted in 1864, the development of housing has had a major impact on the Ames community. Explore where residential development began, early architecture, early builders, and early connections. The growth of the Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm impacted the growth of housing for students and faculty. Learn how creating a home for many has produced longstanding connections between Iowa State University and the Ames community. Also includes a video produced by Iowa State Department of Residence.
By Sharon Wirth and Peter Englin. Gallery Talk, 2014. 89 minutes.