Virginia Tech Development – Blacksburg VA

Aerial view of new buildings on Virginia Polytechnic Institute (V.P.I.) campus, 1935

The campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia—or, as it was then known, as Virginia Polytechnic Institute (V.P.I.)—was dramatically developed as part of numerous New Deal projects during the Great Depression. The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided multiple rounds of… read more

Virginia Tech: Burruss Hall – Blacksburg VA

Burrus Hall, Virginia Tech University

Burruss Hall serves as the main administration building for what was then the Virginia Polytechnic and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. Sometimes mis-attributed to the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the building, originally called the Teaching and Administration Building, was constructed… read more