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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Signs, Signs & Good Fences @ Longwood University in Farmville

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The original Ruffner Hall was built in 1839 but sadly burnt down in the "Great Fire of 2001" which you can read about HERE

For more info on Longwood University visit their website HERE

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24 comments:

  1. That was a dreadful fire and people must have been thankful no one was seriously hurt. Enjoyed the photos and your post Tanya.

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  2. Such lovely neoclassical architecture. It looks like it came from the 18th Century rather than the 19th. They did a good job of rebuilding after the fire. Still looks wintery out in your neck of the woods. All that snow lying around made me shiver. All the best, Bonny

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  3. I wonder if they ever determined how the fire got started.

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  4. I wonder if they ever determined how the fire got started.

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  5. very pretty university buildings!

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  6. Hello, wow the fire damage looked very bad. It was good that all teh students were evacuated. It is a very pretty university. Great post. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  7. Interesting history from the sign. Like the balustrade on the walkway too.

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  8. What a loss. It is amazing that the worst injury was a sprained ankle. What a beautiful building.

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  9. Pretty campus, interesting history!

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  10. Such a shame it had to burn. But the remaining is so beautiful and love the fact of the history of it all.

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  11. It is beautiful Tanya! So awful about the fire though. Zeta Tau Alpha is my sorority, but I didn't realize that there were three others founded there too. How interesting!

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  12. I do like the architecture here. Sororities and fraternities don't seem to have the same presence on campuses here.

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  13. Great place and loaded with neat fences ~

    Happy Weekend to you, ^_^

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  14. What beautiful buildings on this campus. I chuckled a bit on the sign (State Female "Normal" School) What's up with that? Sad about the fire.

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  15. Great brick buildings. Visiting from fences and signs!

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  16. The buildings are very impressive. The fire that engulfed the building was very sad and it was a miracle nobody was killed. A great story, thanks for sharing it.

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  17. To be one of the first sororities in the South must have been quite exciting. I liked the nice buildings on the campus.
    Have a Beautiful Day, Tanya!
    Peace :)

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  18. It's hard to read of a "great fire of 2001" - not used to such a recent date.

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