Lane Hall, one of the oldest buildings on the Virginia Tech campus, was added to the Virginia Landmarks Register by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
Constructed in 1888, Lane Hall was originally called Barracks No. 1 and served as barracks for the Corps of Cadets. It revolutionized campus amenities with bathrooms containing hot and cold running water. The barracks housed 130 students until it was converted to academic office use in 1967.
"Lane Hall remains as one of the iconic symbols of the Corps’ history and we are pleased that it will remain the backdrop for the Corps’ formations for decades to come," said Maj. Gen. Randal Fullhart, commandant of the Corps of Cadets. "As the Corps and its alumni look forward to a new Corps Leadership and Military Science building, elements of the Commandant’s staff, to include the Commandant are occupying portions of Lane Hall in the interim period,”
Virginia Tech pursued the designation as part of a major overhaul of the upper quad. Rasche Hall was demolished in Nov. 2013 and work on a new state-of-the-art residence hall should be completed in 2015. Brodie Hall will be demolished once that construction is completed.
The next step is to secure placement for Lane Hall on the National Register of Historic Places.
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