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Clinton Harriman Cowgill

(1897-1975)

 
 
Clinton Harriman Cowgill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
1. Clinton Harriman Cowgill Marker
Inscription.
Department Head, Architectural
Engineering 1928-1956

The founder of VPI's Department of Architectural Engineering, forerunner of today's Architecture program, Clinton H. Gowgill guided the department's growth from 34 students and two professors to 229 students and 13 professors. He wrote two books on architecture and buildings; served on the Virginia State Board for Examination and Certification of Professional Engineers, Architects, and Land Surveyors; and played a significant role in planning the physical development of the campus.

Cowgill Hall completed in 1969
 
Erected by VPI Class of 1953.
 
Location. 37° 13.786′ N, 80° 25.476′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from West Turner Street west of Stanger Street. Touch 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. Charles Henry Burchard (here, next to this marker); George Burke Johnston (within shouting distance of this marker); John William Hancock Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Lingan Strother Randolph
Cowgill Hall, marker on left image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
2. Cowgill Hall, marker on left
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paul Neyron Derring (about 400 feet away); Earl Bertram Norris (about 500 feet away); Julian Ashby Burruss (about 700 feet away); William Bradford Alwood (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Cowgill Hall. Virginia Tech (Submitted on June 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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