|The old Blacksburg High School on South Main|
It was out with the old and in with the new for students at Blacksburg High School about mid-decade when they moved from their long time home on South Main Street to the new, modern facility on Patrick Henry Drive. The vacated building then became known as Blacksburg Middle School for quite a long stretch until being leveled to make way for new development.
|The new high school on Patrick Henry Drive|
The new high school was much larger and more modern, and served the community for more than 30 years before a heavy snowfall collapsed the gym roof and closed the school forever.
I'm hoping that a lot of you old BHS Indians who knew both schools will chime in and give us your reflections of the move from old to new in the 1970's.