Peddrew-Yates Hall was built in 1998. The building houses 219 co-ed residents, primarily freshman students participating in the Residential Leadership Community theme housing program. It is a suite-style building and commonly referred to as "PY."
Four floors, 63,195 square feet.
Peddrew-Yates Hall honors Irving Linwood Peddrew III, the first black student to enroll in Virginia Tech (1952), and the late Charlie Lee Yates, the first black graduate, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in 1957. After leaving at the end of his junior year, Peddrew worked in the aerospace and food industries and became a musician. Yates was a member of the board of visitors for one term and taught in two departments at his alma mater.
Initially known as New Residence Hall West, Peddrew-Yates Hall was built in 1998. It was renamed and dedicated in 2002 during the 50th anniversary celebration of blacks at Virginia Tech.
Address: 610 Washington St. SW | Map Grid: M-6
Originally Built: 1998 | Abbreviation: PY
Latitude: 37.22503 | Longitude: -80.41991