The Botetourt Complex, 100 Wake Drive, is located on a dead-end road, which runs southwest off of Ukrop Way (formerly Campus Drive) at the College of William and Mary. It sits across from Dupont Hall. This complex was originally intended to be a new sorority complex. When the sororities rejected the idea, it became language houses. Later, the complex became a general dormitory. Construction began on the complex in 1971. In 1972, Unit 9 was used for Project Plus, and the complex was renamed "Botetourt Residences" at its completion in 1973. Also in 1973, three language houses opened in the complex: Spanish, French, and German. Project Plus moved out of the complex at the end of 1981 and in 1982, Units 1 and 2 were named Spotswood, Units 3 and 4 were named Fauquier, and the other units were named after royal governors: Dinwiddie, Gooch, and Nicholson. The complex was named in honor of Virginia Colonial Governor Lord Botetourt.
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