as a residence for professors, the first resident was Herbert Osborn, an instructor in
zoology and entomology. Osborn was not the intended first occupant, the house was built
originally for a professor and his wife. When the wife arrived from Boston, she promptly
refused to live in the home because of the remoteness, so they moved into a home in Ames.
In 1968, the Foreign Student Services, Student Alumni Association, and
Landscape Architecture department began using the building. The Honors Program began using
the building in 1976.