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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

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

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 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.

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