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Lingan Strother Randolph

(1868-1922)

 
 
Lingan Strother Randolph Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
1. Lingan Strother Randolph Marker
Inscription.
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
1893-1918
Department Head, Mechanical Engineering
1902-1913
Dean of Engineering
1913-1918

An entertaining speaker and inspirational professor, Professor, Lingan Strother Randolph helped design and construct a campus water system and helped plan and design many college buildings. He was an avid railroad proponent, was instrumental in building a railroad spur to Blacksburg, and preside over the Brush Mountain Coal Company. He was also the charter president of the Montgomery Golf Club.

Randolph Hall west wing completed in 1952
 
Erected by VPI Class of 1953.
 
Location. 37° 13.82′ N, 80° 25.394′ 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. John William Hancock Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Earl Bertram Norris (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roy Jay Holden (about 400 feet away); Charles Henry Burchard
Randolph Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
2. Randolph Hall
(about 400 feet away); Clinton Harriman Cowgill (about 400 feet away); Frederick Dewey Durham (about 500 feet away); William MacFarland Patton (about 600 feet away); George Burke Johnston (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Randolph Hall. Virginia Tech (Submitted on June 2, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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