So much more
than a floor.

House Details

Floor # 4
Capacity 52
Room Types Double
Gender Male
Average Ceiling Height 8’1″
Furnishings Lofted bed; desk with bookshelf and desk chair; wardrobe with drawers and hanging space; waste basket; recycle bin; mirror; towel bar; blinds.
More Details Firkins House has a den that has tables and chairs for studying, playing game or a quiet place to stretch out and relax. A water bottle refill station promotes the Department of Residence’s green initiatives.

House History

Bruce Firkins received two degrees from Iowa State. He joined the Iowa State staff in 1917 and was made assistant professor of soils in 1919. He taught at Iowa state for 43 years, except for a brief period during World War I, and his major interest was instruction and counseling of undergraduates. He was a varsity athlete in football, wrestling, and baseball. He assisted as a coach from 1919 to 1923, served on the Athletic Council for 16 years and was on the Memorial Union Board for 21 years. He received a Faculty Citation in 1958.