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Carter-Finley Stadium, construction of Vaughan Towers

Carter-Finley Stadium, NCSU (Raleigh, N.C.)
Richard Vaughan Towers, NCSU (Raleigh, N.C.)
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Carter-Finley Stadium, construction of Vaughan Towers
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Funkhouser, Edward T. more info on Funkhouser, Edward T. (Edward Truman), 1946- 
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Carter-Finley stadium was built in 1966 and is named for Wilbert James (Nick) Carter (1902-1972), Harry Clifton Carter (1908-1990) and Albert Earle Finley (1895-1985). The stadium has a current seating capacity of 53,570. The Carter brothers both graduated from the College of Textiles, becoming executives at Burlington Mills and then starting their own textile company in 1937, Carter Fabrics, in Greensboro, N.C. In 1946 their company merged with the J. P. Stevens Company, where the Carter brothers became top executives. The Carters provided several hundred thousand dollars towards the construction costs of the stadium. Albert Earle Finley formed his own company in Raleigh, the North Carolina Equipment Company, in the 1930s. He was an avid supporter of Wolfpack Athletics through the Wolfpack Club. The Richard Vaughan Towers house 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.
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Raleigh (N.C.)
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Building: North Carolina State University, Carter-Finley Stadium (Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina)

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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.
Raleigh (N.C.)
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35.800804, -78.719482

Building: North Carolina State University, Richard Vaughan Towers (Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina)

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