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Vaughan Towers, interior

Richard Vaughan Towers, NCSU (Raleigh, N.C.)
Carter-Finley Stadium, NCSU (Raleigh, N.C.)
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Title:
Vaughan Towers, interior
Topics:
Campus and Town
Subjects:
Universities and colleges
Football
Item identifier:
funk_adamsTowersPressBox2
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Description:
The Richard Vaughan Towers houses the media center for Wolfpack football, a club level, and two floors of luxury suites at Carter-Finley Stadium. It is named after the President of the Wolfpack Board of Directors and a member of the NCSU Board of Trustees, Richard Vaughan. Vaughan is a graduate of the Nuclear Engineering program at NC State, served in the US Army for four years, and as CEO of the John S. Clark Company. The Towers were built during 2003-2005.
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Interior views
Photographs
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Location:
Raleigh (N.C)
Digital Project:
Funkhouser Photographs

Building:

Community:
Raleigh
State:
North Carolina

Building:

Built:
Street:
State Route 3036
Community:
Raleigh
State:
NC
Zip:
27607
Historical note:
The stadium honors Wilbert James (Nick) Carter (1902-1972) , Harry Clifton Carter (1908-1990), and Albert Earle Finley (1895-1985). The two Carter brothers graduated from NC State from the school of Textiles and became top executives in the J. P. Stevens Company. They contributed several hundred thousand dollars to fundraising for completion of the stadium. In 1937, the Carter brothers formed their own company, Carter Fabrics of Greensboro, and merged with the J.P. Stevens Corporation. The family was particularly involved with support of the NC State school of textiles. NC State awarded an honorary Doctor of Textile Science degree to Nick Carter in 1943. Finley was also a strong supporter of the athletics program at NC State. After two years of business school in Virginia, he became a stenographer for the Baltimore, Chesapeake, and Atlantic Railroad Company, rapidly working his way to a position of secretary to the general manager. Finley, a former US Army 2nd Lieutenant, soon became involved in the sale of heavy construction equipment and eventually started his own business, the Raleigh Tractor and Equipment Company. Finley kept an active interest in supporting the college, and even donated a motel on Western Boulevard to the Wolfpack Club as an athletics dormitory.
Location:
Raleigh (N.C)
Subjects:
Stadiums
Sports facilities
Latitude, Longitude:
35.800804, -78.719482

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