I'm pretty sure they aren't going to make wallace and wilson into doubles anytime soon. As I was told when we were demoing knapp and storm halls, they were built to last 30 years I think. When we blew them up they have been there for 35 years I believe. Now, I wasn't here for the building of wallace and wilson...but I thought I heard something that they were built only a few years after knapp and storm and would have to be torn down soon. obviously that hasn't happened yet.
another thing, there won't be any large structure built where the previous two dorms were. there is still the buildings foundations under that new green area about 25 feet down. Unless ISU wants to spend a couple million just to over excavate the former dorms, then you won't be seeing any large dorms go up where they were previously.
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My dad was able to get his hands on several of the old wood boards used for the bleachers at Clyde Williams. They were weathered and had the seat numbers stamped into them.
We found them in the garage several years later and had them planed, revealing some very nice redwood or cedar. I can't remember which one.
My sister ended up using the boards to make a octagonal picnic table and patio settee for a couple of 4-H projects. Needless to say, they were both grand champions at the State Fair.
This thread is fascinating. I had always thought it was closer to the armory because I asked some old guy once where Clyde Williams Stadium was and he told me by the old gymnasium. I assumed he meant the armory but I see now he actually meant state gym.
Wiki says the original cost to build the stadium was $32,000.
One more photo, from the Ames Historical Society. Pretty old, as the stadium is small, and most of the campus and Ames had yet to be developed.
If you use the "time" feature on google earth, you can see the track still there circa 1994.
Were there practice fields where the Design building is at now? If you look close it looks like a striped field.
Love to read the old stories. As much as I love the Clones, JTS has always seemed to be missing something that I hope a bowled in south endzone can solve.
1935 aerial photo from the Historical Society exhibit. Baseball diamond where Helser now stands.