In the spectacular Shenandoah Valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Washington and Lee students have pursued their education since its foundation in 1749.
In 1796, George Washington made a massive donation to the Augusta Academy, which its trustees renamed to Washington Academy and eventually Washington College in 1813.
After the American Civil War, Robert E. Lee accepted a position as the president of Washington College because he believed he could leverage his position to help reconcile the nation. During his tenure, Lee helped move the college forward from its classical background into a modern educational institution. Due to his efforts, Washington established a law school, business school, and offered journalism courses. To thank Lee for his work, Washington College trustees renamed the institution Washington and Lee University and his death in 1870. It has only continued to grow in size and influence in the twentieth century.
Among its academic buildings, the Colonnade has become one of Washington and Lee’s most recognizable features, which consists of a row of brick buildings dating to 1824. For the most part, Greek revival architecture dominates the landscape. Visitors often remark with regard to the campus’s extraordinary beauty and immaculate surroundings.
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