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A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina by Michael T. Southern
  

A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina

Part of the Richard Hampton Jenrette Series in Architecture and the Decorative Arts Series

Synopsis

A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina by Michael T. Southern

Central North Carolina boasts a rich and varied architectural landscape - from the early plantation houses and farms of its northeastern reaches, to the red brick textile mills and tobacco factories that line railroads across the region, to the glamorous New South skyscrapers of downtown Charlotte. This richly illustrated guide offers a fascinating look at the Piedmont's historic architecture, covering more than 2,000 sites in 34 counties. Highlights include cabins and stone houses dating to the region's early settlement; mill villages and main streets that depict its subsequent industrial and agricultural growth; and twentieth-century landmarks such as Durham's Duke University and Winston-Salem's Wachovia Building. As North Carolina faces massive changes in its economy and landscape, residents and travelers alike will value this unparalleled portrait of an American region, which traces its history and culture through its buildings and communities. A project of the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office of the Division of Archives and History, this book completes a three-volume series. The project reflects more than twenty-five years of fieldwork and research in the agency's statewide architectural survey and National Register of Historic Places programs.

Reviews

This guide offers more insight into North Carolina's development and lifestyles than do most histories of the state. - Jack Claiborne, coeditor of Discovering North Carolina


About the Author

Catherine Bishir, Senior Architectural Historian for Preservation North Carolina, is the author of numerous works on the architecture of the Upper South, including most recently A Guide to Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th May 2003

Author

Michael T. Southern

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Publisher

The University of North Carolina Press

Format

Paperback
624 pages

Categories

Architectural structure & design
Social & cultural history

ISBN

9780807854440

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