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Building History

Photo by Lydia Parker, April 2019

The Clark Meat Science Center, otherwise known as the meat lab, is a research and teaching facility within the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences. It’s also a USDA-inspected slaughter and processing facility. It was named for Rolland L. Clark in 1973, for long time member of the board of directors of the Pacific International Livestock Exposition and president of the Portland Chamber of Commerce. He served 25 years as the president fo the Agricultural Research Foundation, an independent foundation established to support research in agricultural, biological, and related sciences at OSU.

General Information

Address 3260 SW Campus Way
Architect Jeppsen & Miller
Year Built 1967
Renovations Unknown
Square Footage 7,987
Purpose/Usage Meat Laboratory

Previous Name(s) Meat Science Center
Namesake Rolland L. Clark, long time member of the board of directors of the Pacific International Livestock Exposition and president of the Portland Chamber of Commerce

Historic District No
Blueprints Facilities Services Records (RG 193) I. Architectural Drawings and Plans Individual Structures
Maps

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

Photographs  

Oregon State University Historical Photographs, 1868-1980

Further Archival Information

SCARC: The Memorabilia Collection contains a file called "Meat Laboratory" that contains the building proposal of the Clark Meat lab. 

Oregon Digital: Contains 28 items pertaining to the "Meat Laboratory," most of which are OSU periodicals such as the Oregon Stater, the Barometer, and OSU General Catalogs.

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