09/24/11 130 W, 1 I - + 7 - 3 Sherwood Brockwell Plaque at McKimmon Center

Reader Chad Simon a couple months ago alerted Blog Central to this plaque displayed in the lobby of North Carolina State University's McKimmon Center on Western Boulevard. The plaque is one of dozens honoring university graduates. It measures maybe one by three feet. Sherwood Battle Brockwell, class of 1903, was the city's first full-time Fire Chief. He served from 1912 to 1914. He subsequently served for nearly 40 years as the state Fire Marshal. Here are some prior blog postings about the man: his obituary in 1953, his early years in the Department of Insurance, and his training at a New York City fire school. (In the interest of full disclosure and school pride, Mr. Blogger is a graduate of the class of 1988. Go Pack.) Click to enlarge:

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