Virginia Tech: Owens Hall – Blacksburg VA

City:
Blacksburg, VA

Site Type:
Colleges and Universities, Education and Health

New Deal Agencies:
Public Works Administration (PWA), Public Works Funding

Completed:
1939

Marked:
Yes

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

Virginia Tech’s Owens Hall dining facility was constructed as part of a larger Public Works Administration (PWA) project on the campus. VT.edu: “When completed in 1939, Owens Dining Center, which seated 2,240 diners, covered the greatest area of any structure on campus.”

Source notes

Virginia Tech: https://history.unirel.vt.edu/physical_plant/campus_buildings.html (accessed Jul. 13, 2022)
https://vt.edu/about/locations/buildings/owens-hall.html (accessed Jul. 13, 2022)

"Virginia Tech Campus from the Clouds," Richmond Times Dispatch, Jul. 31, 1935 (pg. 4): https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/827984080/

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

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