Blacksburg in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
John Houston Squires
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Science & Medicine.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg VA 24060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Carol Montgomery Newman (about 600 feet away); William Addison Caldwell (about 700 feet away); Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
Also see . . . Squires Student Center. Virginia Tech (Submitted on June 2, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.