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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

Hennebery Eddy Architects

Strand Agricultural Hall is a sprawling building sitting between the two campus quads. This Italian Renaissance style building is actually comprised of three buildings built in 1909, 1911 and 1913 - totaling 115,991 square feet. The wings on the north and south sides are each three stories, while the center building, designed by Portland architect John Bennes, is four stories, originally with a fifth floor penthouse. It was named in 1983 for August L. Strand, OSU's president from 1942 to 1961. The top floor still contains President Strand's library table and chair.

General Information

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Historic District  

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


Information Forthcoming