A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Eastern North Carolina

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Eastern North Carolina boasts some of the oldest and most distinctive architecture in the state, from colonial churches and antebellum plantation houses to the imperiled lighthouses of the late nineteenth century. In their guide to this rich and diverse architectural heritage, Catherine Bishir and Michael Southern introduce readers to more than 1,700 buildings in forty-one counties stretching from the coast to Interstate 95. Written for travelers and residents alike, the book emphasizes buildings visible from the...
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Overview

Eastern North Carolina boasts some of the oldest and most distinctive architecture in the state, from colonial churches and antebellum plantation houses to the imperiled lighthouses of the late nineteenth century. In their guide to this rich and diverse architectural heritage, Catherine Bishir and Michael Southern introduce readers to more than 1,700 buildings in forty-one counties stretching from the coast to Interstate 95. Written for travelers and residents alike, the book emphasizes buildings visible from the road and indicates which sites are open to the public. Featuring more than 400 photographs and 30 maps, the guide is organized by counties, which are grouped geographically.
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An excellent guidebook.

Coastwatch

This guide, with its maps and detailed place descriptions, would be an invaluable aid to heritage tourists.

Wilson Daily Times

Anyone who loves North Carolina history or architecture will adore this superbly written and illustrated guide.

Southern Pines Pilot

The book transcends the architectural report, combining architectural details, reasons for significance, and ripping vignettes of common and uncommon places.

North Carolina Historical Review

A feast of North Carolina's historic structures that will stand as a definitive source for many years.

Roy Parker Jr., contributing editor, Fayetteville Observer-Times

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Meet the Author

Catherine W. Bishir, architectural survey coordinator for the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, is author of the award-winning North Carolina Architecture.

Michael T. Southern is research historian with the North Carolina Division of Archives and History.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Preface
Introduction
Tidewater
Currituck County
Camden County
Pasquotank County
Perquimans County
Gates County
Chowan County
Washington County
Tyrrell County
Dare County
Hyde County
Beaufort County
Pamlico County
Craven County
Jones County
Carteret County
Onslow County
Pender County
New Hanover County
Brunswick County
Coastal Plain
Hertford County
Bertie County
Martin County
Northampton County
Halifax County
Edgecombe County
Nash County
Wilson County
Pitt County
Greene County
Lenoir County
Wayne County
Johnston County
Harnett County
Cumberland County
Sampson County
Duplin County
Bladen County
Columbus County
Robeson County
Hoke County
Scotland County
Glossary
Bibliography and Sources of Information
Photography Credits
Index

Maps

County

County Map Groupings
Currituck, Camden, Pasquotank
Perquimans, Gates, Chowan
Washington, Tyrrell
Dare
Hyde
Beaufort
Pamlico, Craven, Jones
Carteret
Onslow, Pender
New Hanover, Brunswick
Hertford, Bertie, Martin
Northampton, Halifax
Edgecombe, Nash, Wilson
Pitt, Greene, Lenoir
Wayne, Johnston
Harnett, Cumberland
Sampson, Duplin
Bladen, Columbus
Robeson, Hoke, Scotland

City

Elizabeth City
Edenton
Washington
New Bern
Beaufort
Wilmington
Roanoke Rapids
Tarboro
Rocky Mount
Wilson
Greenville
Kinston
Goldsboro
Fayetteville

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