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The '''Botetourt Complex''' is located on the dead end road which runs southwest off of 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" 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 Spottswood, units 3 and 4 were named Fauquier, and the other units were named after royal governors (Dinwiddie, Gooch, and Nicholson).
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[[Image:Botetourt_Complex.jpg |thumb|right|Botetourt Complex<p>Constructed: 1971-1973
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</p><p>Named for: [[Lord Botetourt]]</p><p>[http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=100+Wake+Drive,+Williamsburg,+VA&sll=37.266488,-76.717722&sspn=0.011834,0.01929&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=100+Wake+Dr,+Williamsburg,+Virginia+23185&ll=37.270279,-76.72019&spn=0.011833,0.01929&z=16 Map it for me]</p>]]
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The '''Botetourt Complex''', 100 Wake Drive, is located on a dead-end road, which runs southwest off of Ukrop Way (formerly Campus Drive) at [[William & 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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*University Archives Buildings File (2007).  ''Botetourt Complex''.  Earl Gregg Swem Library, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
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[[Category:William & Mary Buildings]]

Latest revision as of 15:46, 9 September 2019

Botetourt Complex

Constructed: 1971-1973

Named for: Lord Botetourt

Map it for me

The Botetourt Complex, 100 Wake Drive, is located on a dead-end road, which runs southwest off of Ukrop Way (formerly Campus Drive) at William & 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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