Broughton Hall

Contributors:
Jesse M. Page, draftsman (1944); Ross Edward Shumaker, architect (1944)
Dates:
1944; 1951
Location:
Raleigh, Wake County
Street Address:
North Carolina State University Campus, Raleigh, NC
Status:
Standing
Type:
Educational
Note:
Broughton Hall (built in 1951) incorporates the older Diesel School (1944), the construction of which was financed by state emergency funds appropriated by governor, later U.S. Senator, Joseph Melville Broughton. It was used to house the Navy's diesel engine training program during World War II. A large fountain, located at the current location of Gardner Arboretum and the Burlington Engineering Laboratories, was actually the cooling radiator for the engines housed in the Diesel School. The photograph shows Diesel School before the construction of Broughton Hall.