The Armory Historical

The Armory Historical (HM1SSB)

Location: Blacksburg, VA 24060 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 13.763', W 80° 24.94'

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1936

Built as a federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) project, the Armory is located on the former Blacksburg Public School Campus, where the local elementary and high schools originally stood. This building served as a National Guard armory and then as an auditorium for the second Blacksburg High School which was built in 1916 and currently still stands behind the Armory.

The Armory was built with high ceilings, allowing excellent natural light, and includes a prominent l,700-square-foot mezzanine. Until the 1960s, the building was used as a community center, a gymnasium, an arena for sporting events, and a place for public meetings and high school dances. Photo from "Blacksburg Understanding a Virginia Town, Town Architecture" Donna Dunway, 1986.

(caption) The Armory Building ca. 1986
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HM NumberHM1SSB
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, June 26th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 551835 N 4120479
Decimal Degrees37.22938333, -80.41566667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.763', W 80° 24.94'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 45.78" N, 80° 24' 56.4" W
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Area Code(s)540, 434
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 205-211 Draper Rd NW, Blacksburg VA 24060, US
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