Introducing our virtual Marquam Hill campus history tour

Have you ever wondered what our Marquam Hill campus looked like when the very first building was constructed?1 Or where Doernbecher Children’s Hospital was located when it opened in 1926?2

Screenshot shows a map of OHSU campus above a listing for the Oregon Health & Sceince University (OHSU) Marquam HIll Campus History Tour
Tour landing page in the Clio mobile app

Just in time for American Archives Month (celebrated each October), the Historical Collections & Archives team is pleased to present our virtual Marquam Hill campus history tour, created using the collaborative history application Clio.

This virtual tour shares history and context of selected buildings associated with OHSU. Each building listed on the tour has a brief introduction and some background information, as well as a map and historical images of the sites from our collections. The tour is arranged so that you could follow along physically if on campus, but you can also enjoy it from anywhere – no walking shoes required.

Each entry offers historical highlights and trivia based on available information. If your interest is piqued while reading about an individual building’s history, our website and OHSU history guide are linked from every entry to easily connect with us for additional research.

If your favorite campus building isn’t yet listed on the tour – fear not! We plan to expand the tour with additional entries as we gather more information about other campus buildings.

The Marquam Hill campus history tour can be viewed in your web browser, or on a mobile device (the website is optimized for mobile use, and the free Clio app is available from the Apple app store and Google Play).


1 Learn about the very first building on the Marquam Hill campus, the Medical Science Building (Mackenzie Hall): https://theclio.com/tour/2028/1

2 Discover the original purpose of Dillehunt Hall, constructed in 1926 as the Doernbecher Memorial Hospital for Children: https://theclio.com/tour/2028/3

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