Tompkins Hall, 1914

Courtesy North Carolina State University Special Collections

On the morning of March 25, 1914, students, faculty members, and west Raleigh residents were awakened to a fire at Tompkins Hall by the steam whistle at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of North Carolina. Despite both student-manned hose streams and the later arrival of the fire department, the 1901 building was lost. Only one wing escaped damage.

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