The Old Music Building Given New Life

I’ve been in Iowa City for nine years and interviewed Hawkeyes from a variety of areas within the university, yet there are still a few buildings on campus that I’ve never stepped foot in. The Old Music Building is one of them.

As a student, I heard stories of the OMB’s beginnings as an isolation ward for University Hospital tuberculosis patients. I knew that the dilapidated building later sat largely unoccupied, with several floors unsafe for use. Each time I walked by, I’d imagine the rich history that once took place in that sad, forgotten building.

Fortunately, the OMB will not crumble into oblivion. The university recently renovated the Old Music Building to become the new Stuit Hall, soon-to-be-home of the clinical psychology program. For more details on the stunning transformation, read this article from the UI faculty and staff news source, fyi.

Shelbi Thomas
Associate Editor

This entry was posted in Campus News. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

One Comment

  1. Norman Lyzenga
    Posted April 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Did not know this building existed during my 2 years at Iowa. I love the fact it has been renovated for today’s use. Makes me proud of Iowa.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>