Benton Hall (Oregon State University)

The building's exterior in 2007

Benton Hall is the first building constructed on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Oregon. It was originally known as the Administration Building of the institution's former name, State Agricultural College. The building's cornerstone was laid by the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Oregon on August 17, 1887.[1] It opened in September 1889.[2]

On Oct. 28, 1987, Governor Neil Goldschmidt signed a proclamation declaring the day as "Benton Hall Day".[1]


  1. 1 2 DeWitt, Joce (August 18, 2012). "Happy Birthday, Benton Hall". Corvallis Gazette-Times. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  2. "50 Objects of Corvallis: Music, charm are hallmarks of Benton Hall". Corvallis Gazette-Times. August 10, 2014. Retrieved March 19, 2015.

Coordinates: 44°33′58″N 123°16′27″W / 44.56621°N 123.27424°W / 44.56621; -123.27424

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