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Fairbanks Hall


220 SW 26th St, Corvallis, Oregon

Built in 1892 as a dormitory for men, Fairbanks Hall was originally known as Cauthorn Hall, named for state Senator and OAC Regent Thomas Cauthorn. When first opened, the dorm could accommodate more than 100 students, with "amenities" including water, steam heat, electric lights, dining room, and a kitchen. Kidder Hall was converted into a classroom building in the early 1930s, and then renamed Fairbanks Hall in 1964 for J. Leo Fairbanks, former head of the Art Department.