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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

A color image of the Education Hall, now known as the Joyce Collin Furman Hall.

​Built as Agriculture Hall in 1902, this building's name was changed to Science Hall in 1909 then to Education Hall in 1940. After renovations in 2012, it was renamed Joyce Collin Furman Hall. For more information, see the Joyce Collin Furman Hall page.

General Information


200 SW 15th St., Corvallis, OR


Charles Burggraf

Year Built




Square Footage

38,603 sf


Houses the College of Education; previously housed the Chemistry Department and the School of Agriculture

Previous Name(s)

Agriculture Hall (1902-1909), Science Hall (1909-1939)



Historic District

Yes, contributing structure


Facilities Services Records, 1888-2003. Series XX:  Campus, Farm, and Property Maps, 1899-1990. Campus and Farm Maps: 3-A


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 Digital- Digitized photos of Furman Hall

Oregon State University Historical Photographs, 1868-1980

Further Archival Information

SCARC: The Oregon State Memorabilia Collection: Box-Folder 30.11: Buildings - Education Hall, 1909-2007 consists of individual items of historical value such as programs, posters, brochures, clippings, buttons, pennants, stickers, and other ephemera. The Education Hall folder contains original bids and agreements for the construction of Agriculture Hall in 1902, as well as clippings from the Barometer and the Agricultural College Bulletin from 1902. While Burggraf's original blueprints seem to have been lost, detailed descriptions of the plans for each floor can be found in the Barometer clippings. This folder also contains blueprints for John Bennes' 1939 remodel, as well as a rehabilitation study for the building from 2002 by Fletcher, Farr, and Ayotte. The Edwin T. Reed Papers, 1886-1948: Series 6 contains 6 photographs of Joyce Collin Furman Hall (Science Hall) and the surrounding area.

Other resources:

Oregon State University Foundation: Campaign for OSU- Joyce Collin Furman Hall: Contains history of Joyce Collin Furman Hall, facility reports on the building from 2012 and 2013, as well as information about renovations and donations.

OSU Foundation Joyce Collin Furman Hall Renovation Time-Lapse: A nine minute time-lapse showing the renovation of Joyce Collin Furman Hall from 2010-2012.