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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

Oregon State College of Agricultural Sciences


East Greenhouse was built in 1927 by Thompson's Horticultural Works of Portland, Oregon. Currently the greenhouses serve as a facility for Resident Instruction, Graduate Research and Sponsored Research. It consists of 19 glass greenhouse sections covering 25,500 sq.ft of growing space. 

General Information

Address 2801 SW Campus Way
Architect Thompson's Horticultural Works
Year Built 1927
Renovations Unknown
Square Footage 25,500
Purpose/Usage Greenhouse

Previous Name(s) N/A
Namesake N/A

Historic District Yes; Historic Contributing Building
Blueprints Unknown

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 contains photographs, oral history, personal papers and manuscripts, as well as the Agriculture, Horticulture, and Crop Science Department records. Of note in the SCARC collection is the Memorabilia Box 27.7, which pertains to all greenhouses on OSU's campus.

Oregon Digital: Contains many historic photographs of OSU's greenhouses, both inside and out, as well as periodicals pertaining to the greenhouses and programs within them.