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Wilson Pergola

Building History
Other Names: Wilson Pergola
Date Built: 1926
Date Razed: 1968
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Namesake: Claude WilsonClaude Wayland Wilson (1867-1922).Graduated from Wake Forest in 1893. Teacher, school principal and superintendent in Eastern North Carolina, 1893-1909. Secretary and Bursar for the Board of Trustees and Director of the summer term at ECTTS, 1909-1922.

The death of C.W. Wilson was reported in Volume 2, page 29 of the Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes. Robert H. Wright recorded the following:

    On February 1, C. W. Wilson, Secretary of the Board of Trustees, died suddenly. Wilson was one of the original Board of Trustees, and from the organization of the Board of Trustees until his death was Secretary to the Board.He was Director of the Summer School and in my absence was the person to whom I turned over the administrative duties of the College. His death is the most serious blow the College has ever had when viewed from the internal workings of the institution. He understood thoroughly our state's educational needs, and worked indefatigably to meet those needs. He literally gave his life for the children of North Carolina.In his going our state has lost one of its best citizens and one of its most unselfish public servants. This College has lost one of its strongest workers, one of its best teachers, and one of its most loyal and enthusiastic spirits.His place cannot be filled. In fact we do not want to fill it, but his going necessitates a reorganization and readjustment. We are in the midst of making these changes. The spirit of our teachers and officers as it manifests itself at this trying time to the administration of the College is most loyal and most commendatory and as your executive officer I want to lay these facts before you. Respectfully submitted, Robert H. Wright, President

History: The pergola was dedicated January 16, 1926 in honor of Dr. Wilson. It stood to the west of Wilson dormitory until 1968 when Old Austin, Wilson and the pergola were razed to make way for Jenkins Fine Arts.

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