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Like several OSU buildings, Cordley Hall was built in stages. It opened in 1956 and has housed several of the college’s science and agriculture departments, including zoology, botany & plant pathology, microbiology and entomology. The building is named for Arthur Burton Cordley who joined the faculty of Oregon Agricultural College (now OSU) in 1895 as professor of zoology and entomology. He became the first dean of the School of Agriculture in 1908, a position he held until his retirement in 1931.
|Address||2701 SW Campus Way|
|Architect||Bear, McNeil, Schneider, Bloodworth & Hawes|
|Renovations||1965- Facilities Services Records (RG 193) I. Architectural Drawings and Plans Individual Structures: OC 43.05.02|
Science and Agricultural Departments
Arthur Burton Cordley, professor of Zoology, Dean of the School of Agriculture (1908-1931)
|Historic District||Yes; Historic Contributing Building|
|Blueprints||Facilities Services Records (RG 193) I. Architectural Drawings and Plans Individual Structures: Box 106|
Oregon Digital: Contains many historic photographs of Cordley Hall and the greenhouses that surround it, as well as information about the science and agricultural department at Oregon State.
SCARC: The Special Collections and Archives Research Center holds a vast selection of research material pertaining to Cordley Hall, including personal papers, oral histories, and photograph collections. Of note is the Memorabilia Collection, box 26.8, which contains building plans, a ground breaking ceremony script, correspondence, and other accounts.
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