By the mid-twentieth century Blacksburg had overtaken Christiansburg in population. One of the largest challenges to Blacksburg's housing stock was the dramatic growth in the student and professorial population in the years immediately after the Second World War. This growth has never entirely slowed as Virginia Polytechnic Institute has enlarged its facilities and enrollment. One solution was the installation of several large trailer parks and the conversion of garages and single-family homes to student apartments. A series of new multi-family buildings for more established renters is typified by the Strickler Apartments. The two-story, brick, Colonial-style building forms an open-sided quadrangle with carefully executed details.

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