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THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

Central Power Plant


Above: Architect's rending, Central Power Plant [Old Oregon, citation below]

Engineer: J. Donald Kroeker (Portland).

History


By 1948, seven dams were sited on the Willamette River, as a result of 1930s legislation to control flooding and make productive farmland. This more secure control enabled the UO to build north of Franklin Blvd. The 1949-50 power plant replaced the 1924 structure by Lawrence which was renovated to house art and architecture classes and studios.

Bibliography


  • "New Power Plant." [Artist Sketch and Caption]. Old Oregon 31 no. 3 (Dec. 1949): 11.
    Notes that the new structure will be built "this winter."
  • Allen, Mary Alice. "Millrace--Unfinished Story." Old Oregon (Jan.-Feb. 1956): 2-3, 24-25, ill.

 

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