NC State will celebrate the 50th anniversary of E.S. King Village this afternoon. Here are five facts about the housing community for married students located on the west side of campus:
- It was built in 1959.
- It was originally called the Married Student Housing Development.
- It consists of 17 buildings and 295 apartments.
- When it opened, there were about 1,585 students at NC State who were married — one-fourth of the student body.
- It was renamed for Edward S. King, general secretary of the YMCA from 1919 to 1959, in the 1970s.
Did you live in E.S. King Village? If so, share your memories of living there by leaving a comment. Two more photos from the housing community are after the jump.