Barracks, Virginia Military Institute

N edge of Lexington on U.S. 11, Lexington, Virginia

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Virginia Military Institute

1. WEST FACADE AND SOUTH FACADE

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

Original design by A.J. Davis, 1848 and sub., burned during Civil War (1864), and rebuilt under direction of Davis (1870-73); of the subsequent additions to the original, one was (1892) by I.E.A. Rose and another (1918-19) by B.G. Goodhue, both relying heavily on earlier Davis drawings. Latest addition, referred to as "New Barracks," was built 1946-1948. The structure was named a National Historic Landmark in 1966. Since its construction the Barracks has housed sleeping quarters, classrooms, and administrative offices for VMI. In recent years classrooms and offices have been moved to nearby buildings. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS VA-902)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000956
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Institutional housing
Current function
Institutional housing
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1848; 1850

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2016: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "GPS Coordinates" & "Street View"

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