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Nowicki’s Other Masterpiece: the Erdahl-Cloyd Wing at NC State

Built in 1952, the Erdahl-Cloyd Wing of D.H. Hill Library is attributed to the official architect of record, William Henley Deitrick. However, in the years in which the building was conceived, Deitrick was no longer designing, but handling the business end of the firm.

The details of who designed the Erdahl-Cloyd Student Union Building have been rather murky in history books and official records. The surprising part is that the design came from Matthew Nowicki, the visionary architect behind Dorton Arena. Sadly, he never received credit for it.

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The Beautifully Modern Municipal Building — Raleigh, North Carolina

Summer 1973 — A day in the life of Ruth and Don and Mother and Claris and Debs. While on a day trip to Raleigh, ‘Debs’ picked up this postcard depicting our city’s ‘beautifully modern municipal building’ and mailed it to friends in Rochester, NY.

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NC State: Please Don’t Destroy the Bookstore!

In advance of Talley Student Center renovations at NC State, a plan is underway to move the Bookstore to the ground level of Harrelson Hall. It is expected that by the middle part of this year, the current Bookstore (above) will be torn down.

If demolished, it will be one of the most significant architectural losses the city of Raleigh has experienced in many years.

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