Today in NC State History: A new role for Leazar Hall

September 23, 2014
By Bill Krueger

historyIconLeazar Hall may have been down. But it was not out, despite published reports to the contrary.

On this day in 1970, the Technician reported that Leazar Hall was about to be shut down.

But the building itself was not shutting down. Instead, the cafeteria that operated inside the building was finally closing down after a few years of difficulty.

“Leazar Hall will end its long cafeteria career at State at the end of the first semester,” the newspaper reported. “The cafeteria has had to close on weekends during mid-semesters for the past two years, and the dining hall did not open its doors at all on weekends this fall. Harris Cafeteria will continue its normal operation.”

Leazar Hall DSC00580 1632x1224Leazar Hall was named for Augustus Leazar, a teacher, newspaper publisher and politician who was one of the state legislators who introduced the bill that led to the establishment of NC State. The interior of the building was renovated in 2006 to create studio and office space for the College of Design.

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