From Prairie Sod to Campus Cornerstones

State Gym 01
State Gym, 1921.

Built: 1911-1913

The construction of State Gym was completed in 1913, and included a swimming pool, handball courts, and a running track.   During the years 1918 and 1919, the gym became a dining hall for army recruits on campus. A fire in 1962 caused some damage and loss of equipment. The gymnasium was renovated in 1967, which included a new track and other improvements.

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State Gym, 1939. State Gym, no date. State Gym, no date.

History of Campus Buildings at Iowa State University

Comments: University Archives
Created by: Andrea Reis, Research/Technical Assistant & Jill Osweiler Schaefer, Special Collections Librarian

Updated by: Michele Christian, University Records Analyst