Raleigh in Wake County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts required daily military drills, and when the U.S. entered World War I, hundreds of students and alumni enlisted. Thirty-four alumni died in military service.
The idea for a monument to honor NC State University alumni killed in World War I originated with Vance Sykes (class of 1907), and in 1920, architect William Henry Deacy was hired to design the tower.
In 1921 the cornerstone was laid and construction continued through the 1920s until the Great Depression interrupted funding. The tower was completed in 1937 with the aid of the Works Progress Administration and was dedicated on November 11, 1949.
Erected in celebration of the 125th anniversary of North Carolina State University
Hallowed places are irreplaceable campus buildings, landscapes, and natural settings that have accrued special meaning over time.
Erected 2007 by North Carolina State University.
Location. 35° 47.132′ N, 78° 39.856′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is on Watauga Club Drive (Route 64) north of Stinson Drive, on the left when traveling north. Click for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Bryan Grimes (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Governor Morehead School (approx. half a mile away); Saint Mary’s (approx. 0.7 miles away); Saint Mary’s School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Joel Lane House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Central Prison (approx. 0.9 miles away); “Elmwood” (approx. 0.9 miles away); Carolina Power & Light Car Barn & Automobile Garage (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Raleigh.
Also see . . . The Memorial Belltower at NCSU. (Submitted on May 21, 2016, by Alexia Ellison-Minter of Raleigh, North carolina.)
Categories. • Education • War, World I •
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