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History of Plant Breeding at NC State

Important Events (also, see NC State history site)

  • 1887: North Carolina College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts established
  • 1889: North Carolina College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts (photo) begins operation
  • 1889: Department of Horticulture, Arboriculture, and Botany one of original five departments
  • 1892: Primrose Hall with greenhouses (photo) built to house the Horticulture Department
  • 1916: Area near future location of Kilgore Hall (photo taken from Patterson Hall) is a pecan grove
  • 1918: Campus beginning to develop (photo)
  • 1938: Main campus area nicely filled in (photo)
  • 1953: Kilgore Hall construction completed and building dedicated (speach by Clarence Poe)
  • 2002: 1,588 faculty; 28,000 students; 1,877A land area
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