More than just a floor

House History

Christian Petersen (1885-1961) was associate professor of applied art and a nationally known sculptor. He came to Iowa State in 1934 to complete the group of figures in the Dairy Industry Building court and was appointed to the Iowa State staff in 1937. Christian Petersen’s interpretations of American life brought him recognition as one of the most powerful of contemporary artists. His works in sculpture existing on the Iowa State Campus include: the Dairy Court Group, Veterinary Quadrangle Group, Union Fountain, Home Economics Pool, Library Figures, Figures in front of Oak and Elm Halls.

House Details

Floor # 10
Capacity 27
Room Types Single
Gender Co-Ed
Furnishings Lofted bed; desk with bookshelf and desk chair; wardrobe with drawers and hanging space; microfridge; waste basket; recycle bin; mirror; towel bar; blinds.
More Details Petersen House has a large den on the north end of the floor that has tables and chairs for studying, playing a game of cards or a quiet place to stretch out and relax. There are two bathrooms on the floor. A water bottle refill station promotes the Department of Residence’s green initiatives.