More than just a floor

House History

Robert W. Lamson (1905-1967) grew up in Fairfield, IA and attended Parson College before coming to Iowa State in 1925 where he received a B.S. degree in 1928.

He competed in football and basketball, both at Parsons and Iowa State, with distinction. He spent 20 years as a coach at Webster City, IA, and was very popular. Bob Lamson Day was dedicated to him in 1949 and he was presented with a new car.

He joined the physical education department at Iowa State in 1949 as freshman coach and was also assistant basketball coach and golf coach. He was a man who gave more to life than he took from it. He was a wise teacher, a keen-minded coach, a winner, who taught only with honor could one truly win.

House Details

Floor # 5
Capacity 56
Room Types Single, Double
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 Lamson 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.