2322 Olive Street, Cedar Falls, Iowa

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Looking northeast at one of many boarding houses used to board Iowa State Normal School students. The students received both room and board at the houses, which were named for their owners. The expenses were comparable to on-campus living. In 1891, the charges were between $3.00-3.50 for a week; in 1912, rent was $2.00-$2.50 per week and meals $3.00-$4.00 per week. Many of the rooming houses still exist today in the College Hill area. Some have been converted into apartments while others are still private residences. Series 732.