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OSU Buildings Histories

Building History

Oregon Digital


Built in 1889, Alpha Hall was the first residence hall on the OSU campus. Oregon State's Special Collections and Archives Research Center has a plethora of resources about Alpha Hall, including photographs, manuscripts, personal papers, and maps. Further, Oregon Digital contains a large collection of historic photographs and periodicals pertaining to Alpha Hall. Currently, the space where Alpha Hall once stood is occupied by Gilkey Hall.