NCSU Libraries

Campus Buildings & Grounds

1880s

7/1886

Headquarters for the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station dedicated

In July of 1886, there were elaborate ceremonies at the site, including speeches by prominent state officials, a procession of guests, and the laying of a cornerstone.

8/1888

Cornerstone laid for first building (Holladay Hall)

The cornerstone was laid for the first building on campus, originally called Main Building but later named Holladay Hall.

1889

Construction on Main Building (later Holladay Hall) completed

This building would later be renamed Holladay Hall, in recognition of the first President of the university, Alexander Holladay. The building was constructed of 1.5 million "penitentiary bricks" made at the State Prison in Raleigh.

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Construction on Main Building (later Holladay Hall) completed
1889

D. H. Hill, First Librarian

Daniel Harvey Hill, the library namesake, began his career at North Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical College (now NCSU) upon its opening in 1889. He engaged in the common nineteenth-century practice of serving as both a professor (of English) and the college librarian, the institution’s first. This responsibility was not a major burden, as the early library occupied only a reading room in the Main Building (later Holladay Hall). For the first ten years of the college, Hill ordered all books and supervised the student assistants. Due to his scholarly interests, the early collection was dominated by the humanities and history, despite the agricultural and mechanical focus of the school. In 1908 Hill became president of the college.

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D. H. Hill, First Librarian

1890s

1890

Mechanical Building constructed

The Old Mechanical Building, designed by Professor J.H. Kinealy, housed the entire department of Mechanical Engineering including the shops.

1890

Memorial Oak planted

The first class of students planted the tree that became known at the Memorial Oak. The tree lived until 1990, when it was removed because of a fungal disease. It is depicted in the chancellor's seal, and some of the wood was made into a table for the chancellor's office.

1893

Third Dormitory opens

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Third Dormitory opens
1893

First Dormitory opens

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First Dormitory opens
1894

Fourth Dormitory opens

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Fourth Dormitory opens
1896

First Power House built between Holladay and Leazar

1896

Primrose Hall opens

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Primrose Hall opens
1896

Watauga Hall built

Watauga Hall, built by Charles W. Barrett, housed a dining hall, dorms, and kitchen. It was named for the Watauga Club, a club of young men who lobbied the State Legislature for the founding of State College.

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Watauga Hall built

1900s

1902

Old Pullen Hall opens

Pullen Hall was built by William P. Rose with space for a library, dining hall, assembly hall, and chapel. It was named for Richard Stanhope Pullen.

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Old Pullen Hall opens
1902

Tompkins Hall opens

Tompkins Hall, named for Daniel A. Tompkins, was built to house the Textile Department

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Tompkins Hall opens
1902

Watauga Hall rebuilt after fire

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Watauga Hall rebuilt after fire
1905

Patterson Hall (originally called "Agricultural Hall") opens

Patterson Hall, named for Samuel Ledgerwood Patterson, housed the Department of Horticulture, Aboriculture, and Botany

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Patterson Hall (originally called "Agricultural Hall") opens
1905

Board of Trustees approved converting an area on campus called "Crawford's Farm" into an athletic field

Games were previously played at Red Diamond Field (now part of Pullen Park) or the Old State Fairgrounds (on the other side of Hillsborough St.)

1906

Field where ballgames are played is named the New Athletic Field

1907

New Athletic Field renamed A&M Athletics Field

1910s

1910

Winston Hall opens

Winston Hall opens, housing civil, chemical, and electrical engineering courses. It was named for second college president George Tayloe Winston.

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Winston Hall opens
1911

Zoology Building (originally called "Animal Industry Building") constructed

The Zoology Building was constructed for Animal Industry, Zoology, and Entomology and demolished in the mid 1950s.

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Zoology Building (originally called "Animal Industry Building") constructed
1912

Riddick Field (formerly A&M Athletics Field and later Riddick Stadium) named, for football and baseball

Riddick Field was named for Wallace Carl Riddick, a former president of the college and dean of the School of Engineering.

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Riddick Field (formerly A&M Athletics Field and later Riddick Stadium) named, for football and baseball
1912

Leazar Hall opens

Leazar Hall, named for Augustus Leazar, was built as the dining hall, seating 750 students.

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Leazar Hall opens
1913

King Religious Center (also called YMCA Building) opens

The King Religious Center served as a religious and social center, with a gym and pool in the basement. It served as a de facto student union before the first college union was built in the 1950s. The building was finally demolished in 1975.

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King Religious Center (also called YMCA Building) opens
1913

"The Shacks" built

Due to increased student enrollment, ten temporary wooden buildings known as "The Shacks" were constructed.

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"The Shacks" built
1914

Tompkins Hall rebuilt after fire

A fire on March 25, 1914 destroyed Tompkins Hall and all the equipment inside. It was rebuilt the following year, with the local textile industry contributing new equipment.

1914

Park Shops built

The Park Shops, built by Harry P.S. Keller, were originally built to house the mechanical shops, forge, and foundry.

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Park Shops built
1915

Student Supply Store opens

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Student Supply Store opens
1916

South Dorm (now Syme Hall)

South Dorm (now the north wing of Syme Hall) opened. It was designed by architects Thomas W. Cooper and G. Murray Nelson.

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South Dorm (now Syme Hall)

1920s

1/24/1920

Watauga Hall fire

Fire destroys the third floor of Watauga Residence Hall

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Watauga Hall fire
1921

Welch Hall opens

Welch Hall, a dormitory, was built by Hobart Brown Upjohn and named for alumnus Cleveland Welch.

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Welch Hall opens
1921

Gold Hall opens

Gold Hall was built by architect Hobart Brown Upjohn and named after alumnus Charles Wyllis Gold.

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Gold Hall opens
11/10/1921

Memorial Bell Tower cornerstone laid

The cornerstone is laid for the Memorial Bell Tower, a monument to honor State College alumni who had been killed during World War I.

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Memorial Bell Tower cornerstone laid
1922

Page Hall opens

Page Hall was built by Hobart Brown Upjohn and named for Walter Hines Page, who was a member of the Watauga Club and instrumental in the founding of the college.

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Page Hall opens
1922

Ricks Hall opens

Ricks Hall, built by Thomas Wright Cooper and G. Murray Nelson, opens to house the Agricultural Extension Service, Agricultural Economics and Business, Agricultural Information, and Horticulture departments. It was named for Robert Henry Ricks.

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Ricks Hall opens
1923

Chinqua-Penn Planation built

Chinqua-Penn Plantation, near Reidsville, North Carolina, was the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Penn. NC State University would help operate the plantation from 1959 to 2006.

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Chinqua-Penn Planation built
5/11/1923

Frank Thompson Gymnasium named

The new gymnasium on campus is named after Frank Thompson (Class of 1910), a former athlete at State College who was killed during service in WWI.

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Frank Thompson Gymnasium named
1924

Syme Hall addition

The south wing and center of Syme Hall were completed. The architect was Hobart Upjohn. Syme Hall was later named for alumnus George F. Syme.

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Syme Hall addition
1925

Bagwell Hall opens

Bagwell Hall served as a dormitory and was built by Hobart Brown Upjohn. It was named for Eugene Cleveland Bagwell, an alumnus in civil engineering. It was financed by the Public Works Administration.

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Bagwell Hall opens
6/8/1925

Thompson Gymnasium Dedicated

Thompson Hall was dedicated as Thompson Gymnasium on this date. It was the first on-campus home dedicated to basketball. Previously, home basketball games had been played in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. The building was designed by architect Hobart Upjohn and named for alumnus Frank Martin Thompson. The NC State basketball team played there until Reynolds Coliseum opened in 1949.

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Thompson Gymnasium Dedicated
10/15/1925

D. H. Hill Library opens in what is now Brooks Hall

The original D.H. Hill Library in what is now Brooks Hall was built by Hobart Brown Upjohn and named for Daniel Harvey Hill, Professor of English when NC State first opened.

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D. H. Hill Library opens in what is now Brooks Hall
1926

Daniels Hall opens

Daniels Hall was built by Hobart Brown Upjohn to house Electrical Engineering and Physics. It was named for Josephus Daniels, a charter member of the Watauga Club.

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Daniels Hall opens
6/7/1926

D.H. Hill Library dedicated

The original D.H. Hill Library is dedicated (this building later became Brooks Hall). The contents of the library had been moved into the building the previous autumn, marking the first time there was an entire building designated as the library.

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D.H. Hill Library dedicated
7/26/1926

Polk Hall dedicated

Polk Hall was built by Hobart Brown Upjohn and named for Leonidas LaFayette Polk.

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Polk Hall dedicated
1928

Old Chancellor's Residence built

The Chancellor's Residence was built by Hobart Brown Upjohn and renovated in 2004.

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Old Chancellor's Residence built
1928

Peele Hall built

Peele Hall was built by Hobart Brown Upjohn and named for William Joseph Peele, founder of the Watauga Club.

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Peele Hall built

1930s

1930

Hill Forest donated to the college

Hill Forest was donated by George Watts Hill.

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Hill Forest donated to the college
1930

First telephones in dormitories

The first telephones are installed in the dormitories. Previously, telephones were only available for student use in the YMCA building.

4/6/1933

Dairy barn fire

Fire destroys one of State College's dairy barns, with damages estimated at $4,000.

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Dairy barn fire
10/14/1933

Riddick Field Concrete Stands

State College ties the University of Florida, 0-0, in the first football game held at Riddick Field with its new concrete stands. The field was named for college president Wallace Carl Riddick.

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Riddick Field Concrete Stands
12/8/1933

Civil Works Administration projects

An announcement is made inviting students to be employed on Civil Works Administration projects to improve the campus.

1934

McLean Murals displayed in Brooks Hall (originally D.H. Hill Library)

The Works Progress Administration commissioned James A. McLean to create four murals depicting agriculture, science, architecture, and engineering. After complaints and ridicule, the murals were removed from display, three were destroyed, and one was rediscovered years later in the Raleigh Little Theater.

1935

Concrete grandstands completed at Riddick Field

The grandstands were completed with loans from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and a small grant from the Works Progress Administration.

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Concrete grandstands completed at Riddick Field
10/4/1935

Bell Tower grant

The Memorial Bell Tower construction project receives a $37,000 Works Progress Administration grant.

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Bell Tower grant
10/19/1935

Electronic scoreboard in Riddick Stadium

A new electric scoreboard and time clock are used at Riddick Stadium for the first time during a game against the University of Georgia. The scoreboard and clock were a donation from the News & Observer.

1/1936

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Monument dedicated

The DAR Monument was erected to honor the men and women who achieved the independence of the thirteen original colonies.

1937

Construction of Memorial Bell Tower completed

The Memorial Bell Tower was completed with aid from the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

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Construction of Memorial Bell Tower completed
1938 (circa)

Bell moved to the roof of Withers Hall

The forgotten bell was rediscovered in 2006. It was originally on the top of Metropolitan Hall, in downtown Raleigh, then moved to a fire station on Morgan and Salisbury streets, and finally to Withers Hall. It signaled the end of classes and may have been intended to fill in the Memorial Bell Tower. In 2008, it was given back to the city of Raleigh.

1938

Freshman Quadrangle completed

The Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Dormitories formed the Freshman Quadrangle.

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Freshman Quadrangle completed
1/28/1938

Seniors donate $1,000 toward a clock for the Memorial Bell Tower

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Seniors donate $1,000 toward a clock for the Memorial Bell Tower
4/29/1938

Traffic congestion on campus

In response to traffic congestion on campus, Chancellor Harrelson appoints a committee of faculty members to study the traffic conditions at NC State.

1939

Becton Hall opens

Becton Hall was built by Hobart Brown Upjohn and Ross Edward Shumaker and named for alumnus John Leland Becton. It was financed by the Public Works Administration.

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Becton Hall opens
1939

Berry Hall opens

Berry Hall, a dormitory, was built by Hobart Brown Upjohn and Ross Edward Shumaker. It was named for alumnus Leslie Graham Berry and was financed by the Public Works Administration.

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Berry Hall opens
1939

Clark Infirmary (Clark Hall) opens

Clark Hall, originally a dormitory, became the center for Student Health Services. It was built by Ross Edward Shumaker and named for Walter Clark, Jr., who sent five sons to North Carolina State College.

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Clark Infirmary (Clark Hall) opens
1939

Mangum Hall (now David Clark Laboratories) opens

David Clark Laboratories was built by Ross Edward Shumaker. It was renovated in 2005.

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Mangum Hall (now David Clark Laboratories) opens

1940s

1940

Laundry Building constructed

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Laundry Building constructed
1940

Nelson Hall opens

Nelson Hall was built to house the Textiles Department and was named for Thomas Nelson, head of the Textiles Department until 1943.

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Nelson Hall opens
1940

Turlington Hall opens

Turlington Hall was built as a dormitory by Ross Edward Shumaker with financial support from the Public Works Administration. It was named for alumnus John Edwin Turlington.

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Turlington Hall opens
3/5/1940

Withers Hall dedicated

Withers Hall was named for William Alphonso Withers, a professor of Chemistry

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Withers Hall dedicated
5/18/1940

First annual Livestock Day

State College's new dairy barns are dedicated as part of the college's first annual Livestock Day.

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First annual Livestock Day
10/25/1940

Alexander Hall named

Alexander Hall (originally called "A Dormitory") was designed by Ross Edward Shumaker and named for alumnus Sydenham Bernard Alexander, Jr. Over time, it was a dormitory for men, women, International students, and finally a coed dorm. It was financed by the Public Works Administration.

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Alexander Hall named
3/7/1941

Bell Tower bell rung

Students learn that State College acquired the bell and bronze tablet in the Memorial Bell Tower from the U.S. cruiser Charlotte (a ship that fought for the U.S. Navy in WWI and was retired after 17 years of service on Nov. 11, 1935). The bell was rung once - when a group of students celebrating a basketball defeat over UNC broke into the tower and rang the bell.

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Bell Tower bell rung
1942

Ground broken on Reynolds Coliseum

Construction was interrupted for many years because of World War II. The building was named for businessman William Neal Reynolds.

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Ground broken on Reynolds Coliseum
5/8/1942

Campus buildings named

All dorms, the cafeteria, and other non-classroom buildings on campus are given official names for the first time.

1944

Diesel Building built

During World War II, State College formed a partnership with the U.S. Navy to train naval officers in diesel engineering. The Diesel Building was constructed to house this project. It was designed by Ross Edward Shumaker and became part of Broughton Hall in 1951.

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Diesel Building built
1944

Textile Library established

The Textiles Library is established, with Rachel Penn Lane as the first librarian. The Textiles Library was originally located in the main library, but relocated to Nelson Hall the following year (1945). The library was renamed the Burlington Textiles Library in 1954, when Burlington Industries funded its expansion.

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Textile Library established
2/18/1944

Infirmary moves to Clark Hall

The college infirmary moves from Carroll Infirmary to Clark Hall, becoming the largest and most modern such facility among all Southeastern non-medical colleges.

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Infirmary moves to Clark Hall
1946

Quonset Huts built

The Quonset Huts were built to help accommodate the influx of students entering after World War II on the GI Bill.

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Quonset Huts built
1/25/1946

New dorm construction

NC State borrows $500,000 to begin construction of two new dorms.

5/1946

Old Faithful whistle replaced

The whistle had indicated class changes and mealtimes, and it was also used to warn students of campus fires.

8/1946

Trailwood founded

More than 75 trailers (forming what was known as the "City of Trailers" or "Trailwood") were constructed so that married WWII veterans and their families could attend NC State on the GI Bill. In 1949, Trailwood was relocated, and Williams Hall was built in its place.

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Trailwood founded
1947

Owen Hall built

Owen Hall was built as a dormitory and named for Edwin Bentley Owen, an alumnus and professor of English.

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Owen Hall built
8/7/1947

Vetville

Vetville opened as another location to house married veterans attending NC State after World War II. Later, Korean War veterans lived there. At the end of the 1950s Bragaw dormitory was built on the site.

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Vetville
1948

Vetville Grocery Store opens

The Vetville Grocery Store was located in the basement of Vetville YMCA, offering a complete line of groceries at reasonable prices.

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Vetville Grocery Store opens
1/17/1948

Thompson Gymnasium condemned

The Raleigh city building inspector condemns Thompson Gymnasium just hours before a Men’s Basketball game against Duke. Only a few reporters and college officials are allowed to attend the next home game, against High Point College. From then until the completion of Reynolds Coliseum in 1949, home games are played in Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium.

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Thompson Gymnasium condemned
10/27/1948

Naval Reserve Training Center dedicated

11/11/1949

Dedication of the Memorial Bell Tower

The Memorial Bell Tower is dedicated, with former Governor R. Gregg Cherry present at the ceremony.

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Dedication of the Memorial Bell Tower
12/2/1949

Reynolds Coliseum opens

Reynolds Coliseum opens, with the NC State Men's Basketball team beating Washington and Lee, 67-47. Not all of the seats had been installed yet, so some fans had to sit on the cement tiers.

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Reynolds Coliseum opens

1950s

1951

Broughton Hall opens

The existing Diesel Building became part of Broughton Hall. It was named for Joseph Melville Broughton, a former North Carolina governor and senator.

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Broughton Hall opens
4/27/1951

Riddick Engineering Laboratories dedicated

Riddick Engineering Laboratories was built to house Aeronautical Engineering and was named for Wallace Carl Riddick, a professor of civil engineering and dean of the School of Engineering.

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Riddick Engineering Laboratories dedicated
4/27/1951

Dedication of Riddick Laboratory

Over 200 citizens gather for a ceremony at the newly-opened Riddick Laboratory. The lab building, constructed for $1,300,000, is dedicated to Dr. Wallace Carl Riddick, NC State's first Dean of Engineering, and the university's fourth president.

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Dedication of Riddick Laboratory
1952

Kilgore Hall built

Kilgore Hall was named for Benjamin Wesley Kilgore, formerly the director of the Agricultural Experiment Station (1901-1907), the Extension Service (1914-1925), and dean of agriculture (1923-1925).

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Kilgore Hall built
1952

Print Shop built

In 1974, the Print Shop becomes the New African American Cultural Center.

12/8/1952

Scott Hall opens

State College celebrates the opening of Scott Hall, the new poultry science building, named for Robert Walter Scott. Construction of Scott Hall cost the college $380,110.97.

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Scott Hall opens
1953

Burlington Engineering Labs built

Burlington Engineering Labs was built as a center for NC State's research reactor. It is named for Burlington Industries, the North Carolina-based textile company.

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Burlington Engineering Labs built
1953

Dairy farm conference segregated dining

In 1953, NC State College hosted a dairy farm conference on campus. Chancellor Bostian declared that African American dairy farmers attending the conference could only eat in the west wing of the dining hall. Bostian’s announcement was in keeping with the College’s policy, which declared African Americans attending on campus meetings would have meals in the dining hall but only when a separate room was available. Leazar Hall served as the campus-dining hall until 1971.

3/12/1953

Williams Hall dedicated

Williams Hall housed the Agronomy Department and was named for Charles Burgess Williams, an alumnus and charter member of the Agronomy Society of America.

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Williams Hall dedicated
5/6/1953

Gardner Hall dedicated

Gardner Hall was built to house the biological sciences and named for O. Max Gardner, State College alumnus and former North Carolina governor. It was built by Biberstein, Bowles, & Meacham.

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Gardner Hall dedicated
9/5/1953

Nuclear reactor goes into operation

The R-1 reactor was the first non-government-run nuclear reactor in the world and the first designed, built, and operated by an academic institution. Design and construction had begun in 1950. It was the first of four reactors operated at NC State. More information on the nuclear reactor program can be found on the departmental website.

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Nuclear reactor goes into operation
12/18/1953

Kilgore Hall dedication

The new building housing the School of Forestry and the Department of Horticulture was formally dedicated as Kilgore Hall, named in honor of the late Dr. Benjamin Wesley Kilgore, former Dean of Agriculture, Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station, and the first head of North Carolina's Agricultural Extension Service.

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Kilgore Hall dedication
1954

Textiles Library expands

The Textiles Library is renamed the Burlington Textiles Library after Burlington Industries funds its expansion.

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Textiles Library expands
6/1954

WUNC-TV Studio built

The studios (also known as "Television Center") housed TV studios, offices, and other facilities for producing and transmitting programs.

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WUNC-TV Studio built
9/17/1954

Erdahl-Cloyd Student Union Named

The Erdahl-Cloyd Student Union is named for Jerry Erdahl and Edward Cloyd, administrators in Student Affairs.

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Erdahl-Cloyd Student Union Named
10/15/1954

Hurricane damage

Hurricane Hazel destroys the cupola on Becton Hall and the roof of the press box at Riddick Stadium.

3/12/1955

New D.H. Hill Library Building Dedicated

The new D. H. Hill Library (the east wing of the current building) was formally dedicated.

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New D.H. Hill Library Building Dedicated
5/23/1955

Burlington Nuclear Laboratories dedicated

The Burlington Nuclear Laboratories building is dedicated; located within the building is the first non-government-run nuclear reactor.

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Burlington Nuclear Laboratories dedicated
1956

Weaver Laboratories built

Weaver Laboratories was built for Agricultural Engineering and named for David Stathem Weaver, a former director of the Agricultural Extension Service.

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Weaver Laboratories built
4/8/1956

Danforth Chapel dedicated

Danforth Chapel was named for philanthropist W.H. Danforth and was inside the YMCA Building (King Religious Center).

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Danforth Chapel dedicated
4/12/1956

Brooks Hall dedicated

Built as the original D.H. Hill Library, Brooks Hall was renamed and dedicated on April 12, 1956. It was remodeled to be the School of Design, with an addition to the North Side. Brooks Hall was named for Eugene Clyde Brooks, a former president of State College.

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Brooks Hall dedicated
9/7/1956

First marriage in Danforth Chapel

Jim Stewart, former president of the YMCA, becomes the first person to get married in State College's Danforth Chapel.

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First marriage in Danforth Chapel
8/9/1957

Morris Building named

The building that housed the Division of Maintenance and Operations was formally named the Morris Building after William Flaude Morris, the director of many years of the Service Department at North Carolina State College.

10/25/1957

Robertson Pulp and Paper Laboratory dedicated

The Robertson Pulp and Paper Laboratory was named for Reuben B. Robertson, a pulp and paper industrialist and advocate of forest conservation.

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Robertson Pulp and Paper Laboratory dedicated
2/20/1958

Bragaw Hall construction

Construction of Bragaw Hall begins to draw attention. The "new modernistic dormitory" is a "familiar landmark on the campus." It was named for Henry C. Bragaw, an alumnus who was killed in World War II and awarded the Silver and Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts.

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Bragaw Hall construction
2/26/1959

Bragaw Hall dedication

Bragaw Hall is dedicated to the late Henry Churchill Bragaw, a well-known NC State alumnus who died during WWII. Bragaw was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star for his heroic actions during the war.

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Bragaw Hall dedication

1960s

5/25/1960

Hodges Wood Products Laboratory dedicated

The Hodges Wood Products Laboratory was named for Brandon Patton Hodges, a former state senator, state treasurer, and advisor to the Champion Paper and Fiber Company, based in Canton, NC.

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Hodges Wood Products Laboratory dedicated
1961

Coed Lounge

Women's enrollment reaches 308, and the Erdahl-Cloyd student center featured a special "coed" lounge.

5/6/1961

Reading room named to honor Dr. Edgar Eugene Randolph

The Chemical Engineering department's reading room is dedicated in Riddick Labs in honor of Dr. Edgar Eugene Randolph, who was instrumental in developing the Chemical Engineering curriculum at NC State.

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Reading room named to honor Dr. Edgar Eugene Randolph
1962

Reproductive Physiology Research Laboratory opens

The Reproductive Physiology Research Laboratory was founded to study reasons for the low reproductive rate in farm livestock.

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Reproductive Physiology Research Laboratory opens
3/7/1962

Harrelson Hall dedicated

Harrelson Hall was designed by Holloway and Reeves with Edward Waugh. It was the first round classroom built on a university campus.

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Harrelson Hall dedicated
4/16/1962

Popularity of Bragaw Hall

171 students wait in line in front of the Student Housing Office to get rooms in Bragaw Hall for the following year.

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Popularity of Bragaw Hall
5/16/1962

Syme Dormitory pronunciation survey

Students discover that the correct pronunciation of "Syme" Dormitory, is "sim," and that is named after George Frederick Syme, a civil engineer who served as the first president of the Raleigh Engineers Club. Over half of the students surveyed thought the pronunciation was "sime."

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Syme Dormitory pronunciation survey
11/17/1962

Carmichael Gymnasium dedicated

Carmichael Gymnasium was named for William Donald Carmichael, a World War I Veteran and advocate for the completion of Reynolds Colisseum.

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Carmichael Gymnasium dedicated
12/10/1962

Unpopularity of potential name change

Governor Sanford gets booed after an NC State-Wake Forest basketball game in Reynolds Coliseum by students protesting the possible name change of the University from North Carolina State College to the University of North Carolina at Raleigh.

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Unpopularity of potential name change
1963

Harris Cafeteria (now Hall) opens

Harris Hall was originally built as a cafeteria but later housed the departments of Counseling, Registration and Records, Student Development and Residence Facilities. It was named for NC State's first cafeteria manager, Louis Hines Harris, who was hired to feed students using a limited budget following World War I.

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Harris Cafeteria (now Hall) opens
1963

NC State acquires Yates Mill

Yates Mill, off Lake Wheeler Road near campus, was to be used as a research mill but fell into disrepair.

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NC State acquires Yates Mill
4/17/1963

Escaped pig captured

A pig which escaped from the Animal Disease Lab is captured in the ladies' restroom in Winston Hall.

10/12/1963

Football game broadcast in Reynolds Coliseum

For the first time ever, an NC State football game is shown in Reynolds Coliseum via closed-circuit television.

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Football game broadcast in Reynolds Coliseum
11/6/1963

Burlington Labs maintenance

Sixty gallons of anti-freeze are put in the cooling tower for the reactor in Burlington Laboratory, added to keep the 250 gallons of water in the tower from freezing during the winter.

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Burlington Labs maintenance
1964

Chinqua-Penn Plantation dedicated

The Chinqua-Penn Plantation was affiliated with NC State University until 2006, when it was purchased by a private citizen. It was the site of the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center.

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Chinqua-Penn Plantation dedicated
1964

Thompson Gymnasium becomes Thompson Theater

Thompson Theater was named for alumnus Frank Martin Thompson.

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Thompson Gymnasium becomes Thompson Theater
1964

Mann Hall opens

Mann Hall was named for Carroll Lamb Mann, an alumnus and head of the Department of Civil Engineering from 1916 until his retirement in 1948.

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Mann Hall opens
1964

Fraternity Court opens

Fraternity court opens with new buildings to house Greek organizations on campus.

1964

Quad Snack Bar built

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Quad Snack Bar built
6/8/1964

Dorm '62 opens

"Dorm '62" is dedicated and opened to residents for the first time. The building would be renamed Lee Dormitory the following year.

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Dorm '62 opens
10/3/1964

Faculty Club dedicated

The Faculty Club, built by Guy Crampton, contained a dining hall, tennis courts, a swimming pool and a golf course. It was established through the efforts of Richard Reynolds, an alumnus and tobacco company heir.

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Faculty Club dedicated
12/14/1964

Groundbreaking ceremony for Carter Stadium

A groundbreaking ceremony takes place for the construction of Carter Stadium (later Carter-Finley). It was named for Nick and Harry Carter.

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Groundbreaking ceremony for Carter Stadium
2/22/1965

Pullen Hall destroyed by fire

The original Pullen Hall is destroyed by a fire, which a former student later admitted to setting. Pullen Hall was built in 1902, and was the center of campus activities in the early twentieth century. It was located on the site of the present-day Peele Hall parking lot. A few years later, another building on campus was built and named Pullen Hall.

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Pullen Hall destroyed by fire
11/13/1965

Final game at Riddick Stadium

The final football game is played in Riddick Stadium. Members of the football team mob Harold Deters after he kicks the winning field goal against Florida State, resulting in a final score of 3-0.

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Final game at Riddick Stadium
1966

Carroll Hall built

Carroll Hall was named for Susan Catherine Colwell Carroll, a nurse who became the resident matron of the college infirmary.

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Carroll Hall built
1966

Sullivan Hall built

Sullivan Hall was originally built as a dorm and is named for William Henry Sullivan, a former president of the Alumni Association and board member on the UNC Board of Trustees.

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Sullivan Hall built
1966

Doak Field opens

Doak Field opens as the new facility for the baseball team.

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Doak Field opens
10/8/1966

First game in Carter-Finley Stadium

Carter Stadium, as it was originally known, opened as the football team took on South Carolina; the stadium was dedicated during a halftime ceremony.

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First game in Carter-Finley Stadium
10/8/1966

Carter Stadium and A.E. Finley Fieldhouse dedicated

The stadium was dedicated at the NC State versus University of South Carolina football game.

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Carter Stadium and A.E. Finley Fieldhouse dedicated
12/4/1967

Free Expression Tunnel conduct established

Rules are established by the Campus Welfare Committee concerning the painting of the Free Expression Tunnel. Any use of obscenity or vulgarity "will be considered a Campus Code offense" and untasteful remarks will be removed.

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Free Expression Tunnel conduct established
1968

Dearstyne Avian Health Center built

The Dearstyne Avian Health Center was named for Roy Styring Dearstyne, who served as professor of poultry science and pathologist for the Agricultural Experiment Station starting in 1922.

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Dearstyne Avian Health Center built
3/7/1968

University Plaza (Brickyard) Dedicated

University Plaza (called "The Brickyard") was designed by Richard C. Bell, landscape architect. It was conceived as a public gathering place in the European tradition and has often been described as reminiscent of Saint Mark's Square in Venice.

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University Plaza (Brickyard) Dedicated
4/19/1968

Riddick Stadium demolished

A majority of Riddick Stadium is demolished to make room for more parking on campus. SAS Hall now stands on the site Riddick Stadium once occupied.

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Riddick Stadium demolished
5/10/1968

Southeastern Plant Environment Laboratories (Phytotron) dedicated

The Phytotron was created to research the influence of environment on primary growth processes in plants.

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Southeastern Plant Environment Laboratories (Phytotron) dedicated
5/20/1968

John W. Cell Library dedicated

The Cell Library was founded as a departmental library for mathematics and named for John W. Cell, head of the Department of Mathematics.

11/26/1968

Schaub Food Science Building dedicated

The Schaub Food Science Building was named for Ira Obed Schaub, who served as Dean of the School of Agriculture, Director of the Agricultural Extension Service, and Director of the Experiment Station.

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Schaub Food Science Building dedicated
1969

Dabney Hall built

Dabney Hall was built to house the Department of Chemistry and was named for Charles William Dabney, a charter member of the Watauga Club and a professor of Chemistry.

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Dabney Hall built
1969

African American employees demand better pay

Sixteen African American Physical Plant employees visited the Chancellor’s office to request pay raises. The Physical Plant employees refused to leave the Chancellor’s office. All janitorial/housekeeping services in residence halls canceled as a result of financial pressure from protests for pay raises.

10/4/1969

Bowen, Carroll, and Metcalf Halls dedicated

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Bowen, Carroll, and Metcalf Halls dedicated

1970s

1970

School of Forest Resources Library opens

The School of Forest Resources Library opens in Biltmore Hall.

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School of Forest Resources Library opens
5/7/1970

Vietnam and Kent State protest

NC State students hold a convocation on the Brickyard in the aftermath of U.S. expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia, and the death of four Kent State University students in Ohio. The following day, nearly 6,000 students from NC State and other colleges protest by marching on the State Capitol.

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Vietnam and Kent State protest
8/1970

Lee Hall becomes NC State's first co-ed dorm

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Lee Hall becomes NC State's first co-ed dorm
10/19/1970

Cox Hall dedicated

Cox Hall was built to house Physics and Statistics and was named for Gertrude Mary Cox, the first female full professor at NC State.

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Cox Hall dedicated
11/6/1970

Biltmore Hall dedicated

Biltmore Hall was built to house Teaching and Research and was named after the Biltmore Forest School, a forestry school near Biltmore Estate that was established by Dr. Carl Alvin Schenck.

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Biltmore Hall dedicated
1971

Library entrance

A single entrance to the library (from the Brickyard) is established for the first time.

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Library entrance
1/17/1971

Color Wall activated

The light mural (later known as the Color Wall) in D. H. Hill Library is activated for the first time, but not yet fully completed.

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Color Wall activated
2/2/1971

Library Addition Passed Inspection

Construction ended on the new 11-story tower addition (North Tower) to the D.H. Hill Library.

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Library Addition Passed Inspection
3/5/1971

Library Tower Addition Opened

The new 11-story addition (North Tower) to the D.H. Hill Library opened

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Library Tower Addition Opened
4/14/1971

Cooking spaces approved for dorms

The Inter-Residence Council approves the construction of cooking spaces in all dorms, hoping to alleviate problems with students cooking illegally in their dorm rooms.

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Cooking spaces approved for dorms
5/7/1971

Randleigh Farm dedicated

Randleigh Farm was devoted to the research of improving methods of dairy farming. It was the bequest of William R. Kenan, Jr. and was sold to Wake County in 2005.

1972

Case Athletics Center opens

The Case Athletics Center opens, named after Everett N. Case, Men's Basketball coach from 1946 to 1965.

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Case Athletics Center opens
3/3/1972

Swann Memorial Library Dedicated

The Swann Memorial Library of Chemistry was named for Dr. Ralph C. Swann, former head of chemistry, and was located in Dabney Hall.

6/1972

Talley Student Center opens

The Talley Student Center opened in June 1972 (shown here before the installation of the fountain and courtyard). It replaced the Erdahl-Cloyd building (now the west wing of D.H. Hill Library) as the campus student center.

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Talley Student Center opens
7/15/1972

State College Station Post Office becomes State University Station Post Office

9/1/1972

Student housing shortage

A massive student housing shortage leaves 260 students without housing as classes begin.

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Student housing shortage
10/3/1972

Dedication of D.H. Hill Library North Tower

The original eleven-story bookstack tower (now the North Tower) of the D. H. Hill Library is dedicated. With the addition, the bookstacks are opened to all users (previously, the library had had closed bookstacks).

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Dedication of D.H. Hill Library North Tower
2/5/1973

Walnut Room Cafeteria Opened

The University Student Center's Walnut Room cafeteria opened for the first time on this day at 11:30am.

4/9/1973

M.E. Gardner Arboretum dedicated

The Gardner Arboretum is located on a one-acre tract between Patterson Hall and Burlington Laboratories. It was named for M.E. Gardner, former head of the Department of Horticulture.

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M.E. Gardner Arboretum dedicated
4/15/1973

Stewart Theatre and Price Music Center dedicated

The two buildings were dedicated during a ceremony at which the North Carolina State University Symphony Orchestra and Choir presented a concert. The 816-seat theater had opened during the Fall 1972 semester. It was named for James Jackson Stewart, Jr., Dean of Student Affairs from 1954 to 1969.

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Stewart Theatre and Price Music Center dedicated
10/1973

Textiles Auditorium renamed M.E. (Sandy) Campbell Auditorium

The School of Textiles Auditorium was renamed in honor of Malcolm E. Campbell, Dean Emeritus of the School of Textiles

12/1973

International student dorm

An announcement is made that Alexander Hall will become a dorm for international students.

12/3/1973

Alcohol ban

Alcohol is banned from Reynolds Coliseum.

1974

New African American Cultural Center

In 1974, African American students called for a new cultural center. Student Body President Terry Carroll presented a “four point” request to Chancellor Caldwell, which included a request for the first floor of the Print Shop to be turned over to the Society of Afro-American Culture for an African American Cultural Center. Banks C. Talley, dean of student affairs, complied with this request.

1974

Erdahl-Cloyd Student Union becomes West Wing of D.H. Hill Library

The old Erdahl-Cloyd Student Union was remodeled to include a book reserve room, an undergraduate browsing collection, and an audiovisual room.

1/22/1974

Campus power failure

NC State's campus is plunged into a complete power failure for an hour and forty minutes, starting at 11:10pm. The failure was caused by faulty equipment.

05/1974

New Print Shop built

The new Print Shop on Sullivan Drive replaces the old one on West Dunn and Dan Allen. It houses University Graphics.

01/01/1976

College Inn purchased by Wolfpack Club

The College Inn, formerly a motel, was purchased by the Wolfpack Club and converted into a residence hall.

05/1976

University Student Center Plaza opens

The University Student Center Plaza, in front of the old University Student Center (now Witherspoon), was designed by landscape architect Richard Bell.

8/9/1977

Groundbreaking of Gardner Hall Addition

The Gardner Hall Addition was built by Carter Williams Architects.

October 1977

New Pullen Bridge opens

The new Pullen Bridge replaces the old one, which had stood for 50 years. It spans the railroad tracks that run through campus.

1978

Kamphoefner Hall built

Kamphoefner Hall was named for Henry L. Kamphoefner, founding dean of the College of Design. It was built by Charlotte-based Wolf Associates to provide studio, teaching, and office space.

1/23/1978

Fountain prank

Laundry detergent is dumped into the Student Center fountain, causing a mass of bubbles and a great deal of work for the maintenance crew.

4/22/1978

Zoo Day

Student Government's "The Day" and the Inter-Residence Council's "Zoo Day" are combined (retaining the latter name), as a day for students to relax and take a break from the pressures of the end of the academic year. Zoo Day was held along Cates Avenue, offering a day of free beer, field games, and concerts.

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Zoo Day
1979

Paul H. Derr Track

The University Track is renamed the Paul H. Derr Track, for the long-time track and field coach.

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Paul H. Derr Track
08/1979

North Hall acquired by N.C. State

North Hall (formerly the Lemon Tree Inn) was acquired by N.C. State and used as a dormitory.

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North Hall acquired by N.C. State
9/8/1979

Carter Stadium renamed Carter-Finley Stadium

The stadium was renamed in honor of Wilbert James "Nick" Carter, Harry Clifton Carter, and Albert Earle Finley. Both Carters were top executives at J.P. Stevens and Finley was a successful businessman and philanthropist.

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Carter Stadium renamed Carter-Finley Stadium

1980s

9/27/1980

N.C. State University Arboretum dedicated

The Arboretum, located on Beryl Road, was later renamed for Dr. J.C. Raulston, its founder and director.

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N.C. State University Arboretum dedicated
December 17, 1980

Bostian Hall dedicated

Bostian Hall, named for Chancellor Carey Hoyt Bostian, was built as an addition to Gardner Hall to house the biological sciences.

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Bostian Hall dedicated
1981

Caldwell Hall opens

Caldwell Hall, named for Chancellor John T. Caldwell, was designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes in collaboration with J.N. Pease. It originally housed the Dean's Offices of Humanities, the Department of Political Science, and the Japan Center.

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Caldwell Hall opens
1981

Solar House dedicated

The Solar House showcases the solar and solar-efficient technologies of the NC Solar Center. It is intended for public education as well as scholarly research.

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Solar House dedicated
04/24/1981

L.R. Harrill Suite in Ricks Hall dedicated

The Harrill Suite was named for L.R. Harrill, the former director of the state 4-H organization. He was known as "Mr. 4-H."

10/02/1981

Stuckey Building dedicated

The Stuckey Building is the main building at the Minerals Research Laboratory in Asheville. It was named for Dr. Jasper Leonidas Stuckey, professor of Geology

1982

Weisiger-Brown Athletics Facility opens

10/11/1982

McLean Mural displayed in the Student Center

The original four murals, by artist James A. McLean for the Works Progress Administration, hung in Brooks Hall and were removed due to public outcry. Three were destroyed but one was rediscovered and formally installed in the Student Center in 1982.

6/8/1983

Uncomfortable classrooms

The air conditioning system in Harrelson Hall breaks down, sending temperatures in some classrooms into the 90s.

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Uncomfortable classrooms
1984

Carmichael Gymnasium Addition completed

This addition added 130,000 square feet with amenities such as an Olympic-size swimming pool, an indoor jogging track, and a dance studio.

12/19/1984

Centennial Campus established

North Carolina Governor (and NC State alumnus) James B. Hunt, Jr., alloted the initial 355-acre parcel of land for the university'’s Centennial Campus. The land had previously been part of the Dorothea Dix hospital.

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Centennial Campus established
5/2/1986

Strolling Professor statue dedicated

The "Strolling Professor," a bronze statue in Gardner Arboretum that depicts chemistry professor William R. Johnson, was dedicated

9/3/1986

Court of North Carolina dedicated

The Court of North Carolina was previously used as a cow pasture and later as the site of the Quonset Huts that served as housing for World War II veterans. Legend has it that planted within the Court were trees to represent each of North Carolina's 100 counties, but there is no evidence that was ever the case.

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Court of North Carolina dedicated
1987

Yarbrough Court dedicated

Yarbrough Court, the court surrounded by Holladay, Peele, Leazar, and Watauga Halls, is named after Mary E. Yarbrough, the first women to earn a graduate degree from NC State and one of the first three women to graduate from the university.

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Yarbrough Court dedicated
1987

NC State University celebrated its centennial

2/1988

First Permanent Building on Centennial Campus

The building that later was named Research I was first occupied.

12/5/1989

Libraries' 100th anniversary

The NCSU Libraries celebrates its 100th anniversary in a ceremony that includes planting three yoshino cherry trees in front of the East Wing of the building.

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Libraries' 100th anniversary

1990s

1990

Information Technologies Teaching Center (ITTC) established

The Information Technologies Teaching Center (ITTC) is established in the D. H. Hill Library, initially funded through a gift from the Class of 1990.

1990

Library's South Tower Opened

A new addition to the D. H. Hill Library (South Tower) opened. Besides bookstack space, this addition featured a special facilities room and the Class of 1989 Reading Room.

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Library's South Tower Opened
1990

The Department of Computer Science moves to Withers Hall

1991

New College of Textiles Building

The College of Textiles opens its new building on Centennial Campus.

1991

PAMS establishes The Science House

PAMS establishes The Science House to provide hands-on science opportunities to K-12 students. Today, The Science House is a national model for the interaction of university science departments and K-12 students and teachers. Through its main office on Centennial Campus, five satellite offices throughout the state, and its online presence, The Science House annually impacts 5,000 teachers and 35,000 students across North Carolina and beyond.

September 1991

Women's Center Opened

The Women's Center opened with Jan Rogers as its coordinator. Rogers began the Women's Leadership Education and Action Program (LEAP), which aimed to enhance the experience of women in nontraditional fields such as math, science, and engineering.

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Women's Center Opened
1991

Campus Child Care Center opens

1991

Burlington Textiles Library Moved

In conjunction with the move of the College of Textiles, the Burlington Textiles Library moved to Centennial Campus, making it the first library unit on the new campus. It remained in the College of Textiles complex until December 2012, when the collections were moved into the Hunt Library.

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Burlington Textiles Library Moved
7/1991

Centennial Campus Corporate Partner

Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) moves into Centennial Campus, becoming the first corporate tenant there.

7/26/1991

Installation troubles

The installation of a new irrigation system in the lawn next to the Student Center Annex (now called Witherspoon Student Center) results in a cut gas line, forcing the evacuation of Harris Hall, Pullen Hall, and the Student Center Annex.

1992

ABB becomes the University's first industrial partner on Centennial Campus

1992

Scott Hall Renovated

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Scott Hall Renovated
9/2/1992

New dining options

Students welcome the addition of Taco Bell and Li'l Dino Subs to the University Student Commons.

4/1/1995

Witherspoon Student Center dedicated

The building formerly known as the Student Center Annex was dedicated on this date to honor Dr. Augustus McIver Witherspoon. It thus became the first building on campus named after an African American. Dr. Witherspoon earned his Ph.D. in Botany from NCSU in 1971, making him the second African American student to receive a Ph.D. from NC State. He joined the faculty as Instructor of Botany and eventually held the following posts at NCSU: Full Professor, Assistant Dean, Acting Dean and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Associate Provost and Coordinator of African-American Affairs.

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Witherspoon Student Center dedicated
1997

A campus street is named after Katharine Stinson

Katharine Stinson, the first woman to graduate from NC State's School of Engineering, has a street named after her. Katharine Stinson Drive, formerly North Yarbrough Drive, is one of the longest streets on campus.

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A campus street is named after Katharine Stinson
7/22/1997

Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena groundbreaking

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena, located next to Carter-Finley Stadium, which was being built as the new home of NC State Men's Basketball and the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes. This later became the PNC Arena.

1999

Greek Village

Fraternity Court was renamed Greek Village.

11/19/1999

First game at the PNC Arena

The NC State Men's Basketball team beats Georgia, 67-63, in their first game at the PNC Arena (formerly the RBC Center).

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First game at the PNC Arena

2000s

9/21/2000

Victory celebration

After an overtime football victory over Georgia Tech at Carter-Finley Stadium, NC State students tear down a goalpost and carry it down Hillsborough Street towards campus, making it as far the Waffle House; the goalpost costs $5,000 to replace.

2001

Toxicology Building Opened on Centennial Campus

2002

Hill of Beans coffee bar opens in D. H. Hill Library

2003

Wendell H. Murphy Football Center opens

2004

Fox Science Teaching Laboratory opens

The Fox Science Teaching Laboratory opens, making new undergraduate chemistry lab facilities to students.

2004

J.W. Isenhour tennis facility opens

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J.W. Isenhour tennis facility opens
2005

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering moves

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering moves from Daniels Hall to Engineering Building II on Centennial Campus.

2005

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering moves

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering moves to Engineering Building I on Centennial Campus.

2005

Department of Industrial Engineering moves

The Department of Industrial Engineering moves from Riddick Labs to Daniels Hall.

2006

Office for Diversity and Inclusion moves to Winslow Hall

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion moved to Winslow Hall, following the completion of a new Alumni Association building on Centennial Campus in 2006.

2006

Block S changes on the Brickyard

The Block S on the Brickyard was changed to include the "N" and "C." Previously it has just had the letter "S," which caused Chancellor Oblinger to say "it looks like this is Stanford."

2007

Department of Physics moves

The Department of Physics moves into its new home in Riddick Hall, which had been completely gutted and renovated to provide the department with about 10,000 square feet of badly needed space for its growing number of faculty, staff and students.

2007

Funding for new library on Centennial Campus approved

The North Carolina General Assembly appropriates funding for the planning of the new James B. Hunt Jr. Library, to be built on Centennial Campus.

3/12/2007

Renovation of the East Wing completed

A major renovation of the east wing of the D. H. Hill Library is completed, featuring the Learning Commons, the Conservatory, the Special Collections Reading Room, and the Exhibit Gallery. The opening of the newly refurbished space coincides with the fifty-second anniversary of the dedication of the original building in 1955.

2008

Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences moves

The Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, along with the College of Natural Resources, moves into a new wing of Jordan Hall. The new wing is comprised of 10,000 square feet of high-tech classrooms and teaching laboratories and quiet and comfortable offices and meeting spaces.

11/5/2008

Racist graffiti directed at Obama

Freedom of Expression Tunnel: On November 5, 2008 racist, threatening graffiti, directed at (then) President-elect Barack Obama, was found in the tunnel. Because of the threats against Obama, the Secret Service was among those called to investigate. The four students responsible were identified and admitted to the act. The students issued an anonymous public apology. In response to the incident, which received international media attention, Chancellor Oblinger established the Campus Culture Task Force Committee to discuss methods of improving the campus climate and possible revisions for Student Conduct practices and Free Expression Tunnel procedures. Students also held a "Unity Rally" to denounce the acts of racism.

2009

SAS Hall dedicated

SAS Hall is dedicated as the new home of the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics. The 119,000 square-foot building houses state-of-the-art classrooms, computer labs, tutorial centers and meeting and study space for students and faculty.

2010s

2010

Construction begins on the New Chancellor's Residence

College of Design Dean Marvin Malecha leads the design effort.

11/2010

Racial epithets painted in Freedom of Expression Tunnel

In November 2010, racial epithets were painted in the Freedom of Expression Tunnel. Students protested against the offensive images by blocking entrance to the tunnel. Chancellor Woodson released a statement which declared ". . . we must create an environment and an overall sense of global awareness on campus that encourages and embraces all forms of diversity."

2011

The Point completed

The new chancellor's residence replaced the one on Hillsborough Street, which then became the Gregg Museum.

2012

Greek Village reopens

Greek Village reopened with the newly constructed Kappa Delta house. Redevelopment of Greek Village had begun in 2008 when the aging buildings began to be demolished.

4/3/2013

Hunt Library dedicated

The library was named in honor of former four-term N.C. Gov. and NC State alumnus James B. Hunt Jr. The Hunt Library won the American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association Building Award. It was featured in Architecture magazine, and Time magazine called it the "library of the future."

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Hunt Library dedicated
10/23/2013

New Talley Student Union, Phase I opened

With the new construction and remodeling, Phase I of the new Talley Student Union opened with four new dining options and the Talley Market.