Ash Avenue scene, 1910
Photo courtesy of Iowa State University Library/Special Collections Dept.
This early scene looking north on Ash Avenue from the Donald Street intersection shows the beginnings of the south campus area neighborhood which was featured in the 2007 historic home tour of this area of Ames. At the right, houses at 420, 412, and 400 Ash are visible. In the distance on the horizon may be seen campus buildings, including Agriculture (Curtiss) Hall. Buildings on the Alice Keenan farm are barely visible behind the trees to the left.
Contemporary view of the three houses at 420, 412, and 400 Ash
The homes pictured on this page are indicated in yellow
on this map from the 2007 South Campus Area Neighborhood Historic Home Tour.
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The SCAN Historic Home Tour sites are
indicated on the map with black dots and stars:
2117 Graeber - Prairie style
2116 Country Club Blvd. - Tudor
613 Agg - Colonial Revival
2121 Hughes - Prairie style
413 Ash - Dutch Colonial
2320 Knapp - California Bungalow
507 Lynn - Dutch Colonial
516 Lynn - Arts & Crafts style
318 Pearson (Gamma Phi Beta House) - Tudor Revival
2125 Greeley (Alpha Delta Pi House) - Italian Renaissance
The following three homes are the ones visible in the 1910 photo of the east side of Ash Avenue.
400 Ash Avenue
(indicated on the map by the number 1)
412 Ash Avenue
(indicated on the map by the number 2)
420 Ash Avenue
(indicated on the map by the number 3)
The following homes today line the west side of the same portion of Ash Avenue.
1904 view of the Alice Keenan home on the corner at 405 Ash Avenue
(indicated on the map by the number 4)
Home at 413 Ash built for Adolph Shane - image from 1928 Calendar
This home was on the SCAN Historic Home Tour.
(indicated on the map by the number 5)
1921 construction photo of the home built by Herman Knapp at 427 Ash
(indicated on the map by the number 6)