North Carolina State University: Reynolds Coliseum - Raleigh NCReynolds Coliseum under construction at North Carolina State College. Only the building skeleton was constructed under the WPA. (Source: https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/0004581#?c=&m=&s=&cv=&xywh=-1592-12190504869) © Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 1948
In 1942 the Work Progress Administration began construction for a building to serve as an armory, athletics coliseum, and student assembly hall. Only the skeleton was constructed during World War II; materials shortages caused by the war halted progress. After the war, construction recommenced when the college arranged other funding sources, and it was completed in 1949.
North Carolina State University, University Archives Reference Collection, University Buildings, Sites, Landmarks Files: Box 1, Box 7 ;
Technician (Raleigh, N.C.), 16 January 1942 [student newspaper available here].
All sources held by NC State University Libraries, Special Collections Research Center.
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