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The '''Botetourt Complex''' is located on the dead end road which runs southwest off of Ukrops Way (formerly Campus Drive).  It is across from [[Dupont Hall]].  This complex was originally built to be a new sorority complex.  When the sororities rejected the idea, it became language houses.  Later the complex became a regular College 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).
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The '''Botetourt Complex''' is located on the dead end road which runs southwest off of Ukrop Way (formerly Campus Drive) at the [[College of William and Mary]].  It is across from [[Dupont Hall]].  This complex was originally built to be a new sorority complex.  When the sororities rejected the idea, it became language houses.  Later the complex became a regular university 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]].  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
*University Archives Buildings File (2007).  ''Botetourt Complex''.  Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
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*University Archives Buildings File (2007).  ''Botetourt Complex''.  Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary.
  
 
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Botetourt Complex

Constructed: 1971-1973

Named for: Lord Botetourt

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The Botetourt Complex is located on the dead end road which runs southwest off of Ukrop Way (formerly Campus Drive) at the College of William and Mary. It is across from Dupont Hall. This complex was originally built to be a new sorority complex. When the sororities rejected the idea, it became language houses. Later the complex became a regular university 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.

References

  • University Archives Buildings File (2007). Botetourt Complex. Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary.

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