Campus Comparisons

What many know as the 189 acre campus that Linfield is currently, was once 6 acres of land and known as the Baptist College at McMinnville in 1858. Over many years 1 building has turned into 79 and the uses for each continue to change throughout the years.

Aerial Views

160 years ago Linfield sat on a bare piece of land but has since grown and changed drastically. Because of numerous donations made by faculty and alumni many buildings have not only been added, but also moved so that new additions could be made. 

Gym

Grover

Melrose

Mac 

3 cups

Blueberries

Observatory 

Pioneer

Colonial

1½ cups

Butter

3 cups

Flour

1952

Mac

Dillin

Pioneer

Grover

HHPA (Gym)

Melrose

3 cups

Blueberries

Riley

1½ cups

Butter

3 cups

Flour

Observatory

Mac

2016

Pioneer Hall

Built in 1882, Pioneer (often called Pio) is the oldest building on campus. The land for this bulding was donated by W.T. Newby and a group of several others. At one point it housed the entire college. As Linfield has grown, Pioneer is now used for an all-female residence hall, offices and classrooms. 

Deed to McMinnville College,1892

Deed to McMinnville College,1892

Pioneer, circa 1880-1910

Pioneer, circa 1880-1910

Pioneer, 1915

Pioneer, 1915

Pioneer, circa 1980-1989

Pioneer, circa 1980-1989

Pioneer, 2018

Pioneer, 2018

Colonial Hall

Many current students are unaware of this building ever being a part of the campus. Built shortly before Melrose, it was used as the music building. In 1965 it was deliberately burned down as practice for fire departments statewide. 

Colonial, circa 1890-1920

Colonial, circa 1890-1920

Pio and Colonial, circa 1900-1920

Pio and Colonial, circa 1900-1920

Colonial, 1965

Colonial, 1965

Pioneer, 2016

Pioneer, 2016

Melrose Hall

Melrose was built in 1929 and has served as the administrative building for the college ever since. Inside, Ice Auditorium is used for major lectures, concerts, community events and ceremonies. Within the last few years the bottom floor of the building was renovated to create a "student hub" that provides easy navigation for important offices. 

Melrose, 1930

Melrose, 1930

Melrose, 1946

Melrose, 1946

Melrose, 2018

Melrose, 2018

Northup Library/T.J. Day Hall

The local McMinnville community made this building possible by donating 65,000 dollars to have it built in 1936. Northup served as the college library until 2003. After renovation in 2011, the building was renamed T.J. Day and now houses Business, English, Economics, Philosophy and several offices. 

Northup, 1952

Northup, 1952

Northrup, 1946

Northrup, 1946

Northup, early 80s

Northup, early 80s

Northup, early 80s

Northup, early 80s

T.J., 2018

T.J., 2018

T.J., 2011, Derek Severson Flickr

T.J., 2011, Derek Severson Flickr

Nicholson Library, 2010

Nicholson Library, 2010

Nicholson Library, 2017

Nicholson Library, 2017

Linfield Sign

The Linfield Sign has sat outside the Oak Grove since the founding of the school. The sign has only been changed less than 4 times. It's a hotspot for student and alumni photos.  

Linfield Sign, 1946

Linfield Sign, 1946

Linfield Sign, 2000

Linfield Sign, 2000

Maxwell Field

What was once located in the same spot as Melrose and called the "gridiron," is now known as Maxwell Field. Since 1928 track and football athletes have called this field home. Funded with over 1 million dollars in 2004, it went through a major revamp. 

Maxwell Field, 1945

Maxwell Field, 1945

Maxwell Field, 2018

Maxwell Field, 2018

Maxwell Field, 2016

Maxwell Field, 2016

*All photos retrieved from Shelby Sweet, Linfield College, Derek Severson and Linfield College Archives Photograph Collection. Jereld R. Nicholson Library. Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon.