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Women's Center


Benton Annex, 1700 SW Pioneer Pl, Corvallis, Oregon

Today Benton Annex houses the Women’s Center, but since opening in 1892 this small building has hosted the Agricultural Experiment Station, a chemistry lab, the Mining Department, the OAC Co-op bookstore, Student Health Services, and the paleontology lab. Not only has it had many occupants, it has also had many names! You’ll find references to this building as the Station House, chem shack, Paleontology lab, and starting in 1973, the Women’s Center.