Virginia Tech: Agnew Hall – Blacksburg VA

City:
Blacksburg, VA

Site Type:
Colleges and Universities, Education and Health

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Completed:
1940

Marked:
Yes

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

Virginia Tech’s Agnew Hall, originally known as the Home Economics Building, was constructed as a Work Projects Administration (WPA) project and dedicated in 1940. It was part of a broader development of several buildings on its corner of campus that involved both the WPA and the Public Works Administration (PWA).

Source notes

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

"New Buildings at V. P. I.," Richmond Times Dispatch, Jul. 31, 1940 (pg. 6): https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/828026206

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

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

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