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Entrance to Becton Residence Hall

Becton Residence Hall, NCSU (Raleigh, N.C.)
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Title:
Entrance to Becton Residence Hall
Topics:
Campus and Town
Subjects:
Universities and colleges
Item identifier:
funk_door0027
Photographer:
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:


Location:
Raleigh (N.C)
Digital Project:
Funkhouser Photographs

Building:

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

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