University Hall

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Aerial view of University Hall; image from postcard (c. 1970)

University Hall was an athletic facility at the University of Virginia demolished on May 25, 2019. [1]

(c. 1970)
U-Hall demolition (imploded), photo taken on May 26, 2019.

After demolition, water from a contaminated construction put overflowed and entered into a storm drain leading into Meadow Creek. High alkaline levels from rainwater mixed with concrete dust lead to the deaths of hundreds of fish. [2] [3]

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Concert venue

The venue was used many times as a concert venue programmed by groups such as PK German. Acts that played there included the Grateful Dead, the Pretenders, and many more. [4]



  1. Web. University Hall successfully demolished, Eric Hobeck and Caroline Darney, News Article, Streaking the Lawn, May 25, 2019, retrieved May 25, 2019.
  2. Web. Water from construction pit at old U-Hall site caused fish kill, News Staff, News Article, CBS19, August 23, 2019, retrieved October 10, 2019.
  3. Web. Fish killed after storm drain from University Hall demolition site contaminated Meadow Creek, Bridget Starrs, News Article, Cavalier Daily, August 30, 2019, retrieved October 10, 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Web. In the '80s, U-Hall was a key stop for big-name bands, Jane Sathe, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, May 23, 2019, retrieved February 10, 2024.

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