Memorial Belltower

Memorial Belltower (HM1SC3)

Location: Raleigh, NC 27607 Wake County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 47.132', W 78° 39.856'

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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

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Hallowed places are irreplaceable campus buildings,landscapes,and natural settings that have accrued special meaning over time.
HM NumberHM1SC3
Year Placed2007
Placed ByNorth Carolina State University
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 711101 N 3962678
Decimal Degrees35.78553333, -78.66426667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 47.132', W 78° 39.856'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 47' 7.92" N, 78° 39' 51.36" W
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Area Code(s)919, 910
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20 Watauga Club Dr, Raleigh NC 27607, US
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