Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Roadman Hall

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Institution Name: Morningside College
Original/Historic Place Name: Men's Residence Hall
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1952-1953original construction Beuttler, William
Designer: William Beuttler
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Modern/post-WWII (Glossary)
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: poured concrete
Walls: masonry
Roof: asphalt (now ballasted rubber)
1953student union
1953-present (2006)residence hall (for men and married students)

After fifty-five years as Morningside College, the institution had so many male students that it had to construct a new building to house them and their wives. The Men's Residence Hall, renamed Roadman Hall in 1964 to honor the twenty-year presidency of Dr. Earl Roadman, was the first structure that the college specifically built to house male students. The building, including the south wing added to it in 1960, still serves as a residence hall, but for both men and women. The former large one-story space for the student union now contains the IT department, a recreation area, a formal lounge, and an open entry area.


Orwig, Timothy T. Morningside College: A Centennial History. Sioux City, IA: Morningside College Press, 1994.

Orwig, Timothy T. Morningside College Historic District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1997.


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