Category Archives: Historic Preservation

The Day Peavy’s House Rolled Away…

Last weekend the 101-year-old Peavy House moved to an open lot at Northwest 30th Street and Northwest Johnson Avenue! The original owner was George Wilcox Peavy. He headed the forestry department in 1910 and in 1934 was named president of … Continue reading

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Take a walk through history

Remember last year the OSU Libraries launched BeaverTracks, an interactive mobile guide and walking tour of Oregon State University’s historical locations? As the showers slow and the rhodies bloom, now is a great time to grab your smartphone and head … Continue reading

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Get out & take a walk …

Rumor has it that graduation weekend will be full of some much needed sun. And what better way to celebrate the grads and the sunshining sun than with a nice long walk! Check out Beaver Tracks, a Historical Locations & … Continue reading

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Celebrate John Bennes and OSU as a National Historic District!

Oregon State University celebrates its historic status with a ceremony on Thursday, May 14th, to honor our history, architectural legacy, and National Historic District status. The university received this designation from the National Park Service and U.S. Department of the … Continue reading

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Speaking of historic places…

The Whiteside Theatre Foundation has received a $5000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help pay for a structural evaluation of the vintage Corvallis movie palace. The 87-year-old theater, shut down seven years ago, needs renovation work, … Continue reading

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Newly Digitized: Corvallis College Articles of Incorporation

The OSU Archives has added the Corvallis College Articles of Incorporation to its digital resources! Included are the Articles of Incorporation of Corvallis College: August, 1868 (filed October 2, 1868) supplementary Articles of Incorporation of Corvallis College: December 30, 1875 … Continue reading

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One Step Closer: OSU as a National Historic District?

Following a unanimous vote Friday by the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation, Oregon State University may become the first Oregon university to have its own National Historic District. The historic district would encompass 83 buildings and four lawn areas, … Continue reading

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