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Weatherford Hall ghostly pseudonym: Deatherford Hall This beautiful building was built in 1928, and built in just six months, as the Men's Dormitory. It was actually a complex of five halls linked together and could accommodate up to 344 men. Originally just the center tower portion was named Weatherford Hall, in honor of James K. Weatherford, an alumnus, attorney, and longtime OAC regent, but in 1957 the entire building became known by his name. For many years, the darkened windows, crumbling brick, and smell of decay made the long-abandoned halls and walls of Weatherford Hall ripe for tales of haunting. In fact the building looks like the perfect setting for a tale of terror. Most of the ghost stories surrounding Weatherford are relatively benign, involving temperamental elevators or a young brunette woman who was seen waving from upstairs windows. The woman remains unidentified, although many speculate that she was a former OSU student, resentful that Weatherford was designated a male-only hall, and determined to live there after death, since she was forbidden in life. Apparently, once the remodel was complete, she moved on. But Weatherford may still have one unwelcome guest... When the residence hall was closed in the early 1990s, one resident let a pet exotic snake loose in the building. The snake, now rumored to have grown to huge proportions, is supposed to still be alive somewhere on the grounds, likely living off rodents in the basement. While it hasn't ever been seen, Dan Larson confirmed that a rather enormous snake skin was found during construction, indicating that a sizable reptile had at least lived there at one time.

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Historic Walking Tour 2008 055
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John Bennes designed this beautiful building, which was built in 1928 (in just six months) as the Men’s Dormitory. It was actually a complex of five halls linked together, and accommodated up to 344 men. Originally just the center tower portion was named Weatherford Hall (for James K. Weatherford, an alumnus and long-time OAC regent (1885-1929); in 1957 the entire building became known by that name. Taylor’s campus plan called for construction of three additional complexes at each corner of the quad in which Weatherford is located. A dining hall was added in 1957, and demolished as part of the Hall’s recent renovation. It reopened in the Fall of 2004 as the home of the Austin Entrepreneurship Program.

Impossible Dream

Impossible Dream
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Jordan VanderWeyden has great stuff. A little jaunt around the OSU campus to get a few shots for his promo poster turned into a little jam session in front of Weatherford. Impossible Dream is the name of his original single he performed at the OSU talent show. He'll be live, front and center at Clockworks in Salem, OR on April 23rd. Also, a shout out to isayx3 for the post inspiration.

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P16_410
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View of Poling Hall through Weatherford Hall Arch Click here for further information or a high resolution copy of this image.

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Postcard_MensDormitory
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Men's Dormitory (Weatherford Hall) 1950 Click here for further information or a high resolution copy of this image.

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Oregon State University 052
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Weatherford Hall... during my time on campus this building was largely deserted, but now has been renovated to this gorgeous dorm and residential college for business.

Weatherford Hall

Weatherford Hall
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...at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.

Jonathan in uniform V

Jonathan in uniform V
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Golden Fall at OSU

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Historic Walking Tour 2008 054
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Weatherford Hall



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