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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

Completed in 1963, this five-story residence hall is home to 300 students and was the original home of honors college. It is named for Charles L. McNary, a long-serving Oregon state senator. He worked on agricultural and forestry issues, and helped pass legislation that led to the construction of Bonneville Dam. Not to be confused with McNary Hall, which was also the name of a wing of Central Hall dormitory in the 1940's.

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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

Information Forthcoming