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Blacksburg in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Houston Squires

(1882-1934)

 
 
John Houston Squires Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
1. John Houston Squires Marker
Inscription.
Class of 1905
Master of Science 1906

A distinguished scientist, John H. Squires had a brilliant career as a chemist with E.I. DuPont de Nemours, GM Corporation, and American Cyanamid. He also taught at a college and was instrumental in reorganizing and reopening a bank. A supporter of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, he designed the relief map that helped lead to its establishment.

Squires Student Center
First section completed in 1937
 
Erected by VPI Class of 1953.
 
Location. 37° 13.789′ N, 80° 25.108′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Alumni Mall (Virginia Route 314) west of North Main Street (Business U.S. 460), on the right when traveling east. 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. William Frank Henderson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paul Ernest Torgersen (about 500 feet away); Carol Montgomery Newman (about 600 feet away); William Addison Caldwell (about 700 feet away); Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel
Squires Student Center image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
2. Squires Student Center
(about 700 feet away); Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away); John McLaren McBryde (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Squires Student Center. Virginia Tech (Submitted on June 2, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. EducationScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 14 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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