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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Southern Virginia University aka Southern Seminary

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In April we were driving through Buena Vista and I noticed this building on the hill so of course I had to get closer! This is Southern Virginia University, a private school which was built in 1890 as the Hotel Buena Vista. I found this really interesting blog post on the history of both the hotel and town of Buena Vista HERE

Linking with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures

20 comments:

  1. A very special changeover from hotel to university, but a beautiful building.

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  2. It is quite a site/sight, but I was very surprised to know it's a Mormon institution.

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  3. That is an incredible looking place. Love to see the inside of it.

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  4. You share very interesting sights with us Tanya, thank you and also for the link which I am going to look at now.

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  5. The blog post has beautiful old photos, or are they drawings? They are rather haunting. Your pictures are the modern counterpart, and are glorious! Even the sky is such a brilliant aqua. The first picture is my favorite. The second picture is a wonderful angle for the gables and architecture. And the last picture is a great front view. I have been through Buena Vista many times, but never spotted this! Perhaps I will have to make a special trip!

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  6. Whaouou yours skys are so blue

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  7. WOW, what a handsome Victorian building! It's great to see it so well cared for. Thanks Tanya for sharing this treasure. Hurry back now!

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  8. When it was Southern Seminary the VMI cadets referred to it as Hungry Hill.

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  9. Wow. I love those buildings. Great architecture.

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  10. Tanya, I just love the architecture, so interesting!

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  11. Very interesting and I love these buildings.

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  12. This is a very impressive building.

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  13. wow that is a huge historical building, I love this style.

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  14. The building in your third photo sure looks like a grand hotel from out of the past. Glad it is still being used.

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  15. This is a beautiful old building and I'll bet there's one heck of a view.

    Diana

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