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Inside Iowa State
August 27, 1999

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Q: We have so many nice old buildings on campus. Are any of them on the national registry for historic buildings?

A: Six campus structures have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places: the Marston water tower, Marston Hall, Alumni Hall, the Farm House, Catt Hall (formerly known as Old Botany Hall) and the old section of the Food Sciences Building, formerly known as the Dairy Industry Building.

(The National Register of Historic Places, authorized in 1966, is the country's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation: districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering and culture. The register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.)

Source: 1991 Campus Master Plan

Diana Pounds, University Relations,
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