Bragaw Residence Hall
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Location: Central Campus
Sq. Footage 153,716
Bragaw Residence Hall is located on NC State's west campus. The building is named after Henry C. Bragaw, who managed the Orton Plantation near Wilmington, North Carolina during the early 40's. There, he developed one of the largest and finest collections of camellias and azaleas in the South.
As a student at NC State, Bragaw had earned membership in Golden Chain, had managed and edited publications in agriculture and forestry, had been chairman of the foresting competition Rolleo, and was vice president of the agricultural fair. Bragaw died in World War II at the Battle of San Pietro in Italy; he won both the Silver and Bronze Stars and two Purple Heart medals.