More than just a floor

House History

Ralph R. Rothacker (1894-1960) graduated from the Ohio State University in 1918 and received an M.S. from Iowa State in 1924. He joined the Iowa State staff in 1921 and at the time of his death, he was professor of landscape architecture and campus landscape architect. At Iowa State, he was a member of the planning committee and responsible for much of the landscape planning on the campus. In 1932, he was in charge of the project that originally formed Lake LaVerne from a marshland.

House Details

Floor # 8
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 Rothacker 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.