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  • Monument Name

    William C. Friday Plaque, Dallas

  • Type

    Plaque

  • Subjects

    Historic Educational Figures

    Local History

  • City

    Dallas

  • County

    Gaston

  • Description

    The William C. Friday memorial plaque is made of steel, with a low serpentine shaped top, mounted on a steel pole. The background is painted a dark green and the raised lettering is painted gold.

  • Inscription

    WILLIAM C. FRIDAY / EDUCATOR / AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF / NORTH CAROLINA FROM 1956-86, HE / DEVELOPED IT INTO A 16 CAMPUS / SYSTEM AND A NATIONAL MODEL. / RESPECTED NATIONWIDE FOR HIS COM- / PASSION, VISION, LEADERSHIP AND / INTEGRITY. BORN JULY 13, 1920 / TO LATHAM AND BETH FRIDAY, GRAD- / UATED DALLAS SCHOOLS, NC STATE / AND UNC LAW SCHOOL. MARRIED / IDA HOWELL 1942. SERVED IN US / NAVY 1942- 1946. NC SENATE CREATED / WC FRIDAY INSTITUTE FOR LEADERSHIP / IN HIS HONOR IN 2004. / PRESENTED BY DALLAS WOMEN’S CLUB 2005

  • Custodian

    Gaston County Museum of Art and History and the city of Dallas

  • Dedication Date

    2005

  • Decade

    2000s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.315890 , -81.176300 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "William C. Friday, Educator," The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed April 1, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Steel

  • Sponsors

    Dallas Women’s Club

  • Location

    The memorial plaque is located in front of the historic Gaston County Courthouse on North Gaston Street in Dallas, NC. It stands just a few steps away from Gaston County Confederate Soldiers monument, First Gaston County Courthouse marker and Vietnam Memorial.

  • Landscape

    The memorial plaque stands on the front lawn, surrounded by trees and bushes.

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