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Philomath in Benton County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Historic Philomath College Building

 
 
Historic Philomath College Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 26, 2017
1. Historic Philomath College Building Marker
Inscription. Philomath college was chartered November 1865, as the United Brethren School for Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and California.  The name combines two Greek words meaning love of learning.  The building’s center structure was completed in September 1867, of bricks made from clay extracted near the building.  The center structure is 40 X 60 feet in 2-feet thick walls. The west wing was completed in 1905; the east wing in 1907.  The coeducational college offered a classical curriculum which reflected pioneer dedication to education.  After 62 years and more than 6,000 students, Philomath College closed in June 1929.  Named for the college, the City of Philomath grew up about the campus.  Philomath College building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior December 1972.
 
Erected by Oregon Department of Transportation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Beaver Boards marker series.
 
Location. 44° 32.418′ N, 123° 22.24′ W. Marker is in Philomath, Oregon, in Benton County. Marker is at the intersection of Corvallis-Newport Highway (aka Main Street) (U.S. 20) and South 11th Street, on the right when traveling west on Corvallis-Newport
Historic Philomath College Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 26, 2017
2. Historic Philomath College Building and Marker
Highway (aka Main Street). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 Corvallis-Newport Highway, Philomath OR 97370, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Union Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Oak Creek’s Watershed (approx. 3.9 miles away); Ecology of the Agricultural Reach (approx. 3.9 miles away); Sustainable Farm Management (approx. 3.9 miles away); Peavy Hall War Memorial (approx. 4½ miles away); Kings Valley Millstone (approx. 4.9 miles away); Alice E. Biddle (approx. 4.9 miles away); Avery Park Applegate Trail Kiosk (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Philomath College - America's Lost Colleges. By 1874 the school had instituted a four-year classical course, focusing on Greek and Latin languages and literature, higher mathematics, science, rhetoric and logic. This led to a A.B. degree; also available was a B.S. degree which required neither Greek nor Latin, and a four-year Ladies’ course, which also led to a B.S. degree. (Submitted on February 27, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. National Register of Historic Places datasheet. Additional history regarding the former Philomath College building (Submitted on May 24, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
NRHP plaque image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 21, 2018
3. NRHP plaque
This Property Has Been
Placed on the
National Register
Of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior


The Philomath College building was listed in 1972.
 
 
Categories. EducationNotable Buildings
 
United Methodist Historic Site plaque image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 21, 2018
4. United Methodist Historic Site plaque
The former Philomath College building is listed as a United Methodist Historic Site No. 385
Historic Philomath College Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 26, 2017
5. Historic Philomath College Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3, 4. submitted on May 24, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.   5. submitted on February 27, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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