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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

Housing and Dining Services 

Bloss is a residence hall that opened in fall of 1971. John M. Bloss was the third president of Oregon Agricultural College, serving from 1892 to 1896.

General Information

Address 2001 SW Western Blvd
Architect Bear, McNeil, Bloodworth, and Hawes Architects
Year Built 84,755
Renovations N/A
Square Footage 84,755
Purpose/Usage Residence Hall

Previous Name(s) N/A
Namesake John M. Bloss, third President of OAC 1892 to 1896

Historic District No
Blueprints Facilities Services Records (RG 193) I. Architectural Drawings and Plans Student Housing

Facilities Services Records, 1888-2003. Series XX:  Campus, Farm, and Property Maps, 1899-1990. Campus and Farm Maps: 3-A

Oregon State University Campus Maps, 1894-1994


Oregon State University Historical Photographs, 1868-1980

Further Archival Information

Oregon Digital: Contains a historic photograph of Bloss and Finley Halls, as well as several periodicals pertaining to Bloss Hall.

SCARC: The Special Collections Archives Research Center's website has photographs, record groups, and personal papers compiled which contain information about Bloss Hall and the student experiences and organizations that have taken place there.