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.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Education War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells 🔔 series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 11, 1949.
Location. 35° 47.132′ N, 78° 39.856′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Memorial is on Watauga Club Drive (Route 64) north of Stinson Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Watauga Club Dr, Raleigh NC 27607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Bryan Grimes (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Governor Morehead School (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named 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). Touch for a list and map 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.)
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