There will be a guided walking tour of campus offered this Sunday, May 8, in conjunction with Mother’s Day. The two-hour tour begins at 2:00 p.m. on the east side of Benton Hall, located at 14th Street near Monroe Street. The tour is limited to 20 persons; for reservations, call 541-737-0540. 

OSU is Corvallis's newest historic district with more than 80 contributing structures, and it’s the only Oregon campus listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about the development of campus structures, and early Olmsted and Taylor campus plans, quads and view sheds. Appreciate the most comprehensive collection of distinctive John V. Bennes-designed buildings anywhere. 

The tour guide is Larry Landis, OSU Archivist and author of "A School for the People: A Photographic History of Oregon State University," published in 2015 by OSU Press. The tour is sponsored by OSU and the Benton County Historic Resources Commission.

Posted - May 02, 2016