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Early Corvallis Office

Snapshots of the Early Corvallis Office

This drawing and the one following were created by Jim Howland while he was stationed in Saipan,
envisioning his dream of what the future design of the firm being planned with his partners may look like.
Note his reference to this "Dream Site" in his letter to Holly Cornell dated 15 October, 1945. (See "Letters--How It All Began")

Jim Howland's Drawing

Jim Howland's Drawing

Corvallis Office 1950   Corvallis Office 1950
A couple of views of the new office building at 1600 Western Ave., Corvallis, in 1950.

Group Photo
From L to R: Burke Hayes, Jim Howland, Archie Rice,
Ralph Roderick, Holly Cornell, soon after the move to
the new office building near Oregon State University.

Drafting Room
The drafting room in the new office, 1950.
Front, From L to R: Burke Hayes, "Swede" Nordquist

Informal Meeting
Informal meeting in CVO in 1950. From L to R: Michael Owen,
Bill Watters, Howard Grimms, Ralph Roderick.

Informal Meeting
The first soils lab, circa early 1970 in Corvallis, was efficient,
but unpretentious! From Left to Right - Ron Bell,
Ed [??], Larry Well

Informal Meeting
Virginia Connor (foreground) and Toni Scramstad
at the Corvallis switchboard. (circa 1976).

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