Old College Hall at Pacific University

Old College Hall at Pacific University

Old College Hall, built in 1850, was the first permanent structure of Pacific University and is one of the oldest collegiate buildings in the western United States. This compact two-story building with its octagonal belfry is symbolic of pioneer building efforts during territorial days and was listed on the National Historic Register in 1974. The second floor contains museum galleries dedicated to the history and cultural influence of Pacific University, as well as treasures from various foreign cultures which reflect the university’s missionary heritage. Old College Hall is open to the public the first Wednesday of each month, from 1-4 p.m., and for special events.

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