Originally built as the Salem Post Office in 1903, this building was located behind the Marion County Courthouse on Church Street. It was moved to its present location by means of rollers moving slowly along State Street, a process taking six months in 1938. Its name honors Robert M. Gatke a Willamette University professor of Law. It served as the College of Law until the completion of the Collins Legal Center in 1967.
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