After nearly a century of housing University of Iowa students, Quadrangle Residence Hall just saw its last resident pack up and move out.
As the spring 2016 semester came to close, so did the life of the university’s second-oldest dormitory. The two-story building, constructed on the west side of campus in 1919–20, will be razed over the summer to make way for a new College of Pharmacy building.
The residence hall’s time has come, insists Von Stange, assistant vice president for student life and senior director of University Housing & Dining.
“Quad was an iconic building when it was built, but compared to today’s housing, it shows its age. Its narrow hallways and lack of accessibility don’t provide a welcoming environment. That said, many residents still loved living there,” he says. “Space on campus is at a premium right now, and Quad is a two-story building that takes up a lot of real estate...”
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