Virginia Tech: Commerce Hall (demolished) Remodeling – Blacksburg VA

Description

Virginia Tech’s former Commerce Hall was remodeled as part of a larger Public Works Administration (PWA) project on the campus. The New York Times identifies this “business administration” building as a PWA project dedicated in August 1940.

VT.edu, re: Commencement Hall: “Remodeled 1939 to house business administration and renamed Commerce Hall (not to be confused with a later Commerce Hall, now Pamplin Hall). Demolished in 1957.”

Source notes

Virginia Tech: https://history.unirel.vt.edu/physical_plant/campus_buildings.html (accessed Jul. 13, 2022)

"Ten Buildings Dedicated," The New York Times, August 11, 1940: https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1940/08/11/94836807.pdf

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on July 13, 2022.

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Location Info


Main St. and Alumni Mall
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Location notes: Approx. coordinates

Coordinates: 37.231435, -80.416230

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