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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

Buxton Hall was built in 1961 and houses 264 residents on five floors. It is part of the residence hall quad on the west side of campus. Buxton was renovated in 2000, and is connected to Hawley Hall. It is named for Austin T. Buxton, who served on the Oregon Agricultural College board of regents from 1905-1910 and served as Master of the State Grange. For a short time, a wing of Weatherford Hall was also known as Buxton Hall.

General Information

Address 310 SW Weatherford Pl
Architect Burns, Bear, McNeil & Schneider
Year Built 1961
Renovations 2000
Square Footage 61,488
Purpose/Usage Residence Hall

Previous Name(s) N/A
Namesake Austin T. Buxton, OAC Board of Regents 1905-1910, Master of the State Grange

Historic District Yes; Nonhistoric Building
Blueprints Facilities Services Records (RG 193) I. Architectural Drawings and Plans Student Housing; Box 112

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

SCARC: The Special Collections and Archives Research Center has compiled three photograph collections and one student club record group, all pertaining to Buxton Hall.