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This article is a date listing important or significant events that happened (or will happen) on events for the year 1935


  • January 6 – “Tiverton,” $150,000 residence of Mrs. Mariska Owsley at Greenwood is destroyed by fire. Mariska Golgotzen, the Baroness Von Eltz of Vienna, Austria, third wife and widow Dr. Owsley, survived a devastating fire that gutted the structure.
$150,000 in 1935 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $2,851,905 in 2021, an increase of $2,701,905 over 86 years.
  • March 22 – Council studies building of municipal electric plant.
  • March 23 – City almost isolated as sleet storm cuts wires and blocks highways.
  • March 23 – Lions Club given charter.
  • March 24 – City communications with world cut off; Scottsville under water.
  • March 31Lane High School gets 99 new pupils.
  • February 5 – VPS seeks right to operate bus line instead of street railway.
  • April 2 – City moves to replace traffic lights on Main Street.
  • April 12 – Wider West Main Street urged.
  • April 17 – Petitions seek sanitary area for Fry’s Spring.
  • May 29 – John Daugherty and accomplice hold up Fork Union Bank.
  • May 6 – George B. Rives dies at “Edgewood.”
  • May 7 – Council rejects plan to annex 1,500 acres, comprising portions of Fry’s Spring, Belmont, and the University section.
  • May 9 – State Corporation Commission orders the Charlottesville and Albemarle Railway Co. to operate buses over the same route on which it operates street cars.
  • May 15 – Albemarle Board of Supervisors recommends employment of a dentist for school children.
  • May 18 – Admissions Council at the University rebukes thirteen students who led the heckling of Clarence Hathaway communist editor of The Daily Worker(1933–1940), from Cabell Hall.
Hathaway (1892–1963) was an activist in the Minnesota trade union movement and a prominent leader of the Communist Party of the United States from the 1920s through the early 1940s.
  • May 21 – Council rejects proposal of County Board of Supervisors to employ a dentist for the county school children.
  • May 31 – Buses replace trolleys in city.
  • June 27 – County School Board votes to make application for PWA Funds to erect three schools.
  • June 28 – Work begins on $30,000 addition to Ix Plant.
  • July 1 – City and County will not earmark their share of A. B. C. Funds.
  • July 3 – Virginia Fruit Brandy Distilling Corporation formed to operate plant in North Garden.
  • July 16 – An electric rate that is the highest in its population group for this city disclosed in survey.
  • July 17 – First case of paralysis is reported in county.
  • July 18 – Two more cases of paralysis are reported.
  • July 20 – Two more cases off paralysis. County Baptists cancel annual meeting. Cole Bros. Circus calls off engagement schedule here.
  • July 22 – Fire more cases off paralysis. Health officer sees no reason for “undue alarm.” Two more meetings postponed.
  • August 1 –Two chapels moved from Blue Ridge Archdeaconry to Albemarle on account of National Park land purchases. Two new cases of polio. Drs. Riggin and Gillian endorse measures taken by Health Department.
  • August 22 – Two cases of polio reported. Total is 142.
  • August 23 – Two cases polio reported.
  • August 24 – City passes first day without a new case of polio being reported.
  • August 26 – Blaze destroys Garden Fruitpacking Corp. plant at North Garden.
  • August 26 – One polio case reported.
  • August 27 – Daily Progress reports “Alice Jackson, colored girl, applies for admission at the University Graduate School.”
  • September 3 – Sixty-two convicted of drunkenness in August.
  • September 4 – Council renames Seth Burnley city manager.
  • December 2 – Daily Progress opens Santa Clause Club.
  • December 3 – Twenty persons fined for parking in bus zones.
  • December 5 – Local officials await Shenandoah Park eviction order.
  • December 6 – Historical documents reported stolen from circuit court.