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   Citation: 172.962.1-3 (Full image size: 101Kb)

Phi Kappa Psi, an Iowa State College Fraternity, formed its local Iowa Beta Chapter in 1913. It established its residence in this house on the northwest corner of Fifth Street and Grand Avenue. By the early 1920s, Phi Kappa Psi moved to a house in the campus area on Lynn Street. This house was razed in 1978 or 1979 to make way for the construction of the Pyle Office Building (whose construction was completed in 1979). The house to the north of it was originally the childhood home of Gladys Hultz Meads, daughter of George Hultz. Gladys Meads wrote a history of early Ames, "Between the Squaw and the Skunk." The Hultz home was razed in 1984 when the Pyle enterprise was expanded into Pyle Office Park.

   Citation: 172.962.4 (Full image size: 103Kb)

Phi Kappa Psi, an Iowa State College Fraternity, formed its local Iowa Beta Chapter in 1913. It established its residence in this house on the northwest corner of Fifth Street and Grand Avenue (505 Grand Avenue). By the early 1920s, Phi Kappa Psi had moved into a house in the campus area on Lynne Avenue. This house on Grand was razed in 1978 or 1979 to make way for the construction of the Pyle Office Building in 1979. The house to the immediate north (507 Grand) was the home of George Hultz whose daughter Gladys grew up there. As Galdys Hultz Meads, whe published an oral history of early Ames called "At the Squaw and the Skunk." The Hultz home was razed in 1984 when the Pyle enterprise was expanded and became Pyle Office Park. (See also: 172.963.1-2)

   Citation: 172.963.3 (Full image size: 106Kb)

Phi Kappa Psi, a fraternity at Iowa State College, once occupied this house on the northwest corner of Fifth Street and Grand Avenue (505 Grand Avenue). Because the infrastructure in the campustown (4th ward) area was not developed in the early decades of the twentieth century, fraternities chose to locate their living quarters in the center of Ames. This house was razed in 1978 or 1979 in order to construct the Pyle Office Building. The house immediately to the north (507 Grand) was razed in 1984 when the Pyle enterprise was expanded into the Pyle Office Park.


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