Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Scotty's Radio and TV

Scotty's Radio & TV             3615 South Main Street

At the far south end of town was a popular place for starting or adding on to your hi-fi stereo equipment, or to purchase a tv set, or indulge in other electronic hobbies.  Scotty's was an authorized Lafayette dealer (I think I bought a Fisher amp there) as well as a Zenith TV dealer.  They also sold compact units that housed the turntable, receiver, and sometimes 8-track player all in one.

This place probably had the best selection in town for a variety of electronic equipment.  The kids here showing off the Sony display are listed as (from left to right)  Carol, Courtney, Cliff, Margaret, Dan, and Martha.  Anyone you know?

Monday, March 4, 2013

Blacksburg High School

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.