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This building owned by Oregon State University at 2638 N.W. Jackson Ave. is the new home for the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center. The building formerly housed OSU's Asian & Pacific Cultural Center. 

The Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center has set a grand opening celebration for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the center’s new home at 2638 NW Jackson Ave.

The center, which operates a range of cultural, language and education services, moved from Northwest Ninth Street to the Einerson House during the summer months. The 1909 Sunflower House, at 128 NW Ninth St., was demolished in August. Oregon State University, which owns the property, is planning upper-level student housing for the site.

OSU paid to move the center to its new quarters. The university also remodeled the building to help it fit the center’s programs. Counting parking permits and parking credits, the university spent more than $200,000 to relocate the center, which will continue to be charged $1 per month in rent.

Saturday’s event will open with a ribbon-cutting at the front door and speeches from OSU President Ed Ray, Corvallis Mayor Biff Traber, Sami Al-AbdRabbuh, board chair of the literacy center, and Judy Einerson, a member of the family that used to live in the house.

Food, music and tours of the facility also will be available.

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