Burrus Hall, Virginia Tech University
- Burrus Hall, Virginia Tech University Photo: James Bohland @All Rights Reserved
Burruss Hall serves as the main administration building for Virginia Polytechnic and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. Originally called the Teaching and Administration Building, it was constructed with a grant from the WPA from 1934-1936. It contains a 300 seat auditorium that is still widely used. The ceiling and walls of the auditorium were decorated with geometric designs as part of the WPA project. In addition to the original WPA building, two wings and a rear addition have been added.
Burruss side viewThe construction uses a special sandstone call Hokie Sandstone that is from a quarry owned by the university.
Burruss side view Photo: James Bohland @All Rights Reserved
Burrus Hall Dedication StampPlaque commemorating the building in 1934. The building opened for use in 1936.
Burrus Hall Dedication Stamp Photo: James Bohland @All Rights Reserved
Details of Wall in BurrussThe sidewalls near the stage in the auditorium were part of the decorative aspects of the construction.
Details of Wall in Burruss Photo: James Bohland @All Rights Reserved
Burruss Auditorium CeilingThe ceiling and some of the sidewalls in the Burruss auditorium were decorate with geometric designs as part of the WPA project.
Burruss Auditorium Ceiling Photo: James Bohland @All Rights Reserved
Nicholson, Terry K., and Terri L. Fisher. 2012. Blacksburg. Arcadia Publishing.
Project originally submitted by James Bohland on February 4, 2013.
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