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OSU Buildings Histories in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center

Building History

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John Bennes and Harry Herzog designed this building, constructed in 1926 as the women’s gymnasium and totaling 87,486 square feet in its two-stories and full basement. It is considered one of his grandest structures on campus. It features a 30-foot by 70-foot swimming pool, lounge and assembly room with a large fireplace, dance studio and library in original condition. It is made from brick manufactured in Monroe, Oregon. The Women's Building houses the college of Public Health and Human Sciences.

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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


Information Forthcoming