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UVA's Garrett Hall, $12.2 million later

UVA's Garrett Hall, $12.2 million later

Originally a dining hall dubbed “the Commons” by students, Garrett Hall was approved by the UVA Board of Visitors on June 11, 1906. The structure’s cost was pegged at $21,000, more than the cost of the President’s home on Carr’s Hill, which was conceived the same year by renowned architecture firm McKim, Mead and White. […]

A snail's pace

A snail's pace

Fittingly, the Chinese mystery snail took its time getting to Virginia. In the late 19th century, food markets in San Francisco imported the creatures; within 20 years, perhaps due to merchants breeding them in area waters, they’d reached the San Francisco Bay