Found 7 events matching "bell tower"

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.

10/4/1935

Bell Tower grant

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

1937

Construction of Memorial Bell Tower completed

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

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.

1/28/1938

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

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.

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.