CLYDE R. HOEY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

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CLYDE R. HOEY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

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Durham
NC
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1929
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The oldest surviving building on the North Carolina Central University Campus, the Admistration Building (the Clyde R. Hoey Building) was part of the 'rebuilding' of the campus that occurred after inclusion in the UNC system. 

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35° 58' 31.7316" N, 78° 53' 59.1612" W
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Durham
NC
Built in
1929
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
,
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 

 

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New Administration Building, now called the Hoey Building, 1929

 

In 1923, the North Carolina State Legislature appropriated funds for the purchase and operations of the National Religious Training School, and the school was renamed the "Durham State Normal School." By 1925, it was renamed the "North Carolina College for Negroes" with a focus on liberal arts education and preparation of teachers and principals for secondary schools. 

The inclusion into the UNC system provided the funds to significantly upgrade the facilities on campus, authorized by the General Assembly in 1927. Per NCCU's official history, the support of Governor Angus McClean was an important factor in the appropriation, and the financial support of Benjamin Duke and "contributions of the citizens of Durham" allowed the facilities expansion to move forward.

Initially, this was done while retaining some of the original structures on campus; notably the Boys' Dormitory, the Auditorium, and the original Girls' Dormitory were retained, while new masonry structures designed by architects Atwood and Nash, replaced the Administration Building and  Dining Hall, and provided a new Gymnasium and Girls' Dormitory. 

 

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NCCU_pcard1.jpg(Courtesy UNC)
 
HoeyBuilding_Admin_NCCU_052411.jpg1929 Administration Building (Hoey Building) 05.25.11

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