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The North Carolina State University Memorial Belltower
in Henry Square
Raleigh, North Carolina
July 21, 2021

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The North Carolina State University Memorial Belltower was originally built to pay tribute to those who fell in past military conflict. It is a 115-foot-tall free-standing bell tower on the Main Campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is often referred to as "a legend in stone." Conceived as a war memorial to honor university alumni killed in World War I, and the university's overall participation in the conflict, the Belltower now serves as a perpetual memorial for NC State students and alumni who gave their lives in the service of the nation.

The North Carolina Memorial Belltower copper structure

The Belltower is constructed from 1,400 tons of granite which was quarried at Mount Airy, North Carolina. It rests on a 700-ton square concrete base with an area of 62 square feet, which includes the four sets of concrete steps on each side. The tower itself is 18 square feet at the base, tapering to 14 square feet at the top.

Memorial Belltower plaque - side 1 Memorial Belltower plaque - side 2

Below: The clock section at the top of the tower consists of a 4-faced granite clock, 4 feet wide by 7.5 feet high with bronze numerals. There is a lot of intricate work at the top of the tower, but of course, the two RV Gypsies were unable to get a photo to demonstrate that.

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However, the aerial image below on the right is from images on Yahoo.

The North Carolina Memorial Belltower internet aerial photo

Below: Lee Duquette really liked the tall piece of art across the street from the Bell Tower.

tall piece of art

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