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House Details

Floor # 4
Capacity 50
Room Types Double
Gender Female
Average Ceiling Height 9’9″
A/C Yes
Furnishings Lofted bed; wardrobe with drawers; desk, desk chair, bookshelf; wastebasket; recycle bin; mirror (full-length); towel bar; shower curtain.

House History

Named for Mabel Nelson (1887-1963). Nelson joined the staff at Iowa State in 1923 and three years later was named Head of the Department of Foods and Nutrition. She served as dean of what was then the College of Home Economics at Iowa State from 1944 to 1952. Nelson pioneered in subjects such as experimental cookery and research in home economics. She was the author of numerous professional papers and co-author of a laboratory manual. She was chairman of the first cooperative project in six mid-western states studying the nutritional status of college women.