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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

 

In 1936, the student health service building was constructed. It still houses student health services. It was one of only two major campus structures completed during the 15-year period from 1930 until the end of World War II. It was constructed as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. The building was expanded in 1961 to include a 42-bed infirmary, and was named for Erna Plageman at some point in the following two decades. Erna Plageman served as the assistant director for the health service from 1950 to 1964.

General Information

Address

108 SW Memorial Pl, Corvallis, OR 97331

Architect

John V. Bennes

Year Built

1936

Renovations

1961 (Chris Jeppsen)

Square Footage

approximately 24,000

Purpose/Usage

Student health center

Previous Name(s)

N/A

Namesake

Erna M. Plageman

Historic District

Yes

Blueprints

Facilities Services Records, 1888-2003

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

Information Forthcoming

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