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Radford University president to get historic home

Monday - 8/11/2014, 7:19am  ET

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Radford University's president will soon move into a renovated historic house.

The Roanoke Times reports ( ) the University Foundation has received a donation of the house named Halwyck.

The home was built in 1892 and predates the founding of Radford University.

The two-story brick home was built by Virginia's 43rd governor, John Hoge Tyler.

The University Foundation has entered into a lease with Radford University for $1 per year for the home for five years.

The house is a gift from Randal J. Kirk, a Radford and former rector of the Radford University Board of Visitors.

The property and subsequent renovations were the result of gifts totaling more than $1.2 million to the Radford University Foundation.


Information from: The Roanoke Times,

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