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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

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Built in 1924 exclusively for the College of Pharmacy, its second floor originally included a model drug store. Prior to the completion of this building, pharmacy was housed in Alpha Hall, a building that used to be on the land where Gilkey Hall now sits. Pharmacy can trace its beginnings to 1898 when chemistry and pharmacy were a single department. In 1966, an addition was completed, nearly doubling the size of the building and allowing for additional research programs and a new curriculum.

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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

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