Blacksburg in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Frank Leigh Robeson
Faculty Member 1904-1954
Head, Department of Physics 1923-1954
As a student at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (now Virgnia Tech), Frank Leigh Robeson helped draw plans for many campus buildings and faculty houses. During half a century of employment with the college, he taught mathematics, mechanical engineering, and physics and wrote the leading physics textbook of the time. He was a fellow in the American Academy of Science.
Robeson Hall completed in 1960
Erected by VPI Class of 1953.
Location. 37° 13.666′ N, 80° 25.503′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from West Campus Drive north of Drillfield Drive. 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. Thomas Marshall Hahn Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); John Edward Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert James Davidson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Bradford Alwood The Alwood Oak (about 500 feet away); Solitude (about 600 feet away); Paul Neyron Derring (about 600 feet away); Mary Draper Ingels (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
Also see . . . Robeson Hall. Virginia Tech (Submitted on June 2, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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