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Memorial Belltower

 
 
Memorial Belltower Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alexia Ellison-Minter, May 21, 2016
1. Memorial Belltower Marker
Inscription.  (side 1)
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

(side 2)
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
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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. It is in West Raleigh. 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. North Carolina State University at Raleigh (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); N.C. State Fair, 1873-1925 / State Exposition of 1884 / Camp Polk, 1918 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Bryan Grimes (approx. 0.3 miles away); N.C. Colored State Fair (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sitdowns (approx. 0.4 miles away); State School for the Blind (approx. 0.4 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). 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.)
 
Memorial Belltower Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alexia Ellison-Minter, May 21, 2016
2. Memorial Belltower Marker
Memorial Belltower Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alexia Ellison-Minter, May 21, 2016
3. Memorial Belltower Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2016, by Alexia Ellison-Minter of Raleigh, North carolina. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 21, 2016, by Alexia Ellison-Minter of Raleigh, North carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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