Beyer Hall

BeyerHallAn indoor athletic and recreation complex, the building was completed in 1964 and named in 1965 for Samuel W. Beyer, who was an 1889 graduate of Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland and joined the Iowa State faculty in 1891. He served as Acting Dean of Engineering while Anston Marston was on active duty with the United States Military during 1917-1918 and was Dean of Industrial Science (today’s College of Sciences and Humanities) from 1919 to 1931. Samuel Beyer has been called “a father of Iowa State athletics” by historian Earle D. Ross.  Beyer House in Welch Hall also is named in his honor. (Samuel W. Beyer was initiated as a Honorary member of Tau Beta Pi by Iowa Alpha)