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Gilkey Hall


207 Gilkey Hall, 122 SW Waldo Pl, Corvallis, Oregon

Anyone gazing at Gilkey Hall today and pondering its long history must start in 1889 – with an entirely different building. Alpha Hall originally sat on this plot until it was moved in 1911, literally clearing the way for a new building to house offices for Dairy Husbandry, as well as butter and cheese labs. The College of Liberal Arts has occupied the space since the early 1950s, and the building was renamed in 2001 for Gordon Gilkey, who was chair of the Art Department, Dean of Liberal Arts, and an internationally recognized art scholar.