Ninety-three years later

Davidson Hall partially demolished

March 10: Davidson Hall site, looking north at Hach Hall.

Crews made great progress over spring break dismantling the 93-year-old Davidson Hall on Osborne Drive, former home of the agricultural and biosystems engineering department. Less than two weeks lapsed between the photos (above and below). Much of the building -- both its contents and its exterior -- have been repurposed or recycled.

The ISU student chapter of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is selling Davidson Hall bricks as a chapter fundraiser this spring. Orders may be placed online.

The temporary plan for the site is as a parking lot until university leaders identify another need. Photos by Christopher Gannon.

Workers sort demo materials at former Davidson Hall site

March 23: Former Davidson Hall site, looking east toward Gilman (right) and Spedding (left) halls.