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Exterior view of the Heating Plant, West Virginia University.
Chicken house was an experiment in passive solar technology on the WVU Poultry Farm.  Smith was born in 1900, got his BSA from WVU in 1920 or 1921. He married the daughter of Professor Edgar L. Andrews (Professor of Poultry Science).  Right after graduation he became the superintendent of the Poultry Farm then behind the Mileground Medical Center.  The farm on Chestnut Ridge Road was built in 1944.  He retired from there in 1965.