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Entrance to Becton Residence Hall

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

Title:
Entrance to Becton Residence Hall
Topics:
Campus and Town
Subjects:
Universities and colleges
Original Format:
Digital photographs
Item identifier:
funk_door0027
Photographer:
Funkhouser, Edward T. more info on Funkhouser, Edward T. (Edward Truman), 1946- 
Created Date:
circa
Description:
Becton Residence Hall was built in 1939 and named for John Leland Becton, 1882-1938. Becton graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1908. He served on the college's Board of Trustees and served as president of the Alumni Association for three terms, 1927-1930.
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Names:
North Carolina State University more info on North Carolina State University 
North Carolina State University -- Buildings more info on North Carolina State University -- Buildings 
Location:
Raleigh (N.C)
Digital Project:
Funkhouser 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:
College buildings -- North Carolina
Dormitories
Multiple dwellings
Latitude, Longitude:
35.7825841, 78.6666369