A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina (The Richard Hampton Jenrette Series in Architecture & the Decorative Arts) / Edition 1

A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina (The Richard Hampton Jenrette Series in Architecture & the Decorative Arts) / Edition 1

by Catherine W. Bishir, Michael T. Southern
     
 

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ISBN-10: 080782772X

ISBN-13: 9780807827727

Pub. Date: 05/26/2003

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

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

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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 Reynolds 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. Previous volumes cover the eastern and western portions of the state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807827727
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
05/26/2003
Series:
Richard Hampton Jenrette Series in Architecture and the Decorative Arts
Edition description:
1
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.37(d)

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