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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History


Established in 1966 in one of two newly constructed cooperative buildings on the east edge of campus, Dixon Lodge began as a men's housing cooperative absorbing the residents of the former Cascadia Lodge co-op. In 1985 the residents of Dixon Lodge voted to become co-educational. Dixon, along with neighboring co-ops Azalea, Avery, and Oxford, were closed by University Housing and Dining Services at the end of the 2013-14 school year. However, Dixon Lodge was reopened in 2016 and was is currently home to the Joan and Tom Skoro Recovery Living Community for students living with substance abuse disorders. 

General Information


265 SW 11st St. Corvallis, OR 97333



Year Built




Square Footage



Dorm for the Joan and Tom Skoro Recovery Living Community

Previous Name(s)



Jim and Jeanette Dixon

Historic District



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


Dixon Lodge Records, 1963-2013

Oregon State University Historical Photographs, 1868-1980

Further Archival Information

The Dixon Lodge Records include a wealth of information about the lodge prior to its 2014 closure.