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Becton Residence Hall

Becton Residence Hall, NCSU (Raleigh, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Becton Residence Hall
Topics:
Campus and Town
Subjects:
Universities and colleges
Buildings
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph)
Item identifier:
0001414
Created Date:
circa to
Description:
Becton Residence Hall was built in 1939 and is named for John Leland Becton (1882-1938). He is from the Class of 1908 and served as president of the Alumni Association from 1927-1930.
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Names:
North Carolina State University -- Buildings more info on North Carolina State University -- Buildings 
North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering of the University of North Carolina more info on North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering of the University of North Carolina 
Location:
Raleigh (N.C)
Digital Project:
University Archives Photographs

Building: North Carolina State University, John Leland Becton Residence Hall (Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina)

General note:
Becton Residence Hall, located behind Thompson Theater, is named after John Leland Becton (1882-1938). A civil engineering graduate who later established a successful Wilmington business, Becton was president of the Alumni Association for three terms. His private practice involved reclamation and drainage, roads and streets, water supplies and sewage, and suburban development. He specialized in the design and construction of reinforced concrete Liberty ships during World War I, and helped design a Dow Chemical Company plant for extracting bromine from sea water. Dormitory is part of University Honors Village.
Location:
Raleigh (N.C)
Subjects:
Multiple dwellings
Dormitories
College buildings -- North Carolina
Latitude, Longitude:
35.7825841, 78.6666369