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Aerial view of Carter Stadium on dedication day

Carter Stadium, NCSU (Raleigh, N.C.)
Carter-Finley Stadium, NCSU (Raleigh, N.C.)
Riddick Stadium, NCSU (Raleigh, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Aerial view of Carter Stadium on dedication day
Topics:
Campus and Town
Sports
Subjects:
Dedications
Events
Stadiums
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph)
Extent:
8 x 10 in.
Item identifier:
0000005
Contributor:
North Carolina State University. Alumni Association more info on North Carolina State University. Alumni Association 
Created Date:
Description:
Aerial view of Carter Stadium and A. E. Finley Fieldhouse showing the more than 35,000 fans that attended dedication ceremonies and football game between North Carolina State University and South Carolina. The new stadium replaced 40-year-old Riddick Stadium.
Genre:
Aerial photographs
Photographs
Names:
North Carolina State University -- Facilities more info on North Carolina State University -- Facilities 
North Carolina State University -- Sports more info on North Carolina State University -- Sports 
Location:
Raleigh (N.C.)
Digital Project:
University Archives Photographs

Building: North Carolina State University, Carter Stadium (Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina)

Building: North Carolina State University, Carter-Finley Stadium (Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina)

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:
Sports facilities
Stadiums
Latitude, Longitude:
35.800804, -78.719482

Building: North Carolina State University, Wallace Carl Riddick Stadium (Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina)

Community:
Raleigh
State:
North Carolina