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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

A black and white image of the Plageman Student Health Center.


In 1936, the student health service building was constructed. It housed student health services until 2023, when the new Student Health Services building was completed. 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


108 SW Memorial Pl, Corvallis, OR 97331


John V. Bennes

Year Built



1961 (Chris Jeppsen)

Square Footage

approximately 24,000


Student health center

Previous Name(s)



Erna M. Plageman

Historic District



Facilities Services Records, 1888-2003


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

SCARC: Special Collections and Archives Research Center holds Facilities Services Records related to the Plageman Student Health Center.

Oregon Digital: Contains photographic and textual documents related to the Plageman Student Health Center, including historic photos of the center and articles and documents related to Student Health Services programming.