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John William Hancock Jr.

(1904-1994)

 
 
John William Hancock Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
1. John William Hancock Jr. Marker
Inscription.
Class of 1925
Member, Board of Visitors 1963-1971
Board Chairman, Virginia Tech Foundation
1969-1973, 1986-1991

A generous benefactor of his Alma mater, John W. Hancock Jr. was an astute businessman who founded Roanoke Electric Steel Corporation and John W. Hancock Jr. Inc. He was a futuristic thinker and deeply committed to civic projects. He helped establish Roanoke’s first industrial park, Center in the Square, and the Explore Park and spurred the integration of Roanoke restaurants.

Hancock Hall completed in 1990
 
Erected by VPI Class of 1953.
 
Location. 37° 13.799′ N, 80° 25.429′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from West Turner Street west of Stanger Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg VA 24060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lingan Strother Randolph (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Henry Burchard (within shouting distance of this marker); Clinton Harriman Cowgill (within shouting distance of this marker); Earl Bertram Norris
John W. Hancock Jr. Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
2. John W. Hancock Jr. Hall
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Burke Johnston (about 400 feet away); Roy Jay Holden (about 500 feet away); Julian Ashby Burruss (about 600 feet away); William MacFarland Patton (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .  John W. Hancock Jr. Hall. Virginia Tech (Submitted on June 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. EducationIndustry & Commerce
 
Hancock Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
3. Hancock Hall
John W. Hancock, Jr.
Class of 1925
College of Engineering
Industrialist
Philanthropist
and
Friend
of the University
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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