The Town and Gown Architecture of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1795-1975

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Ruth Little tells the story of Chapel Hill's "town" and "gown" from the earliest architecture of the town and campus to the imposing public and university structures of the early twentieth century and the modernist subdivisions built from the late 1950s through the 1970s.

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Overview

Ruth Little tells the story of Chapel Hill's "town" and "gown" from the earliest architecture of the town and campus to the imposing public and university structures of the early twentieth century and the modernist subdivisions built from the late 1950s through the 1970s.

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"An architectural history of a university and the town that grew up around it. . . . The book is the culmination of preservation efforts in Chapel Hill."—Buildings & Landscapes

"As comprehensive as it is elegant, The Town and Gown Architecture of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1795-1975 offers a historical survey of Chapel Hill from its earliest years through Civil War and Reconstruction and along each of the 'major building campaigns of the 20th century.'"—Metro

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"An architectural history of a university and the town that grew up around it. . . . The book is the culmination of preservation efforts in Chapel Hill."
-Buildings & Landscapes
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807830727
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 10/16/2006
  • Series: Distributed for the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,427,694
  • Product dimensions: 8.24 (w) x 10.16 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

M. Ruth Little has spent more than thirty years documenting North Carolina architectural history for the State Historic Preservation Office and as a private consultant. Her books include Sticks and Stones: Three Centuries of North Carolina Gravemarkers and Coastal Plain and Fancy: The Historic Architecture of Lenoir County and Kinston, North Carolina.

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