A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Eastern North Carolina by Catherine W. BishirA Guide to the Historic Architecture of Eastern North Carolina by Catherine W. Bishir

A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Eastern North Carolina

byCatherine W. Bishir

Paperback | January 10, 1996

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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. The more recent history of this predominantly agricultural region includes landscapes of small farmsteads, country churches, factories, tobacco barns, quiet maritime villages, and market towns. 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 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. Sections typically begin with the county seat and work outward with concise entries that treat notable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. The text highlights key architectural features and trends and relates buildings to the local and regional histories they represent.

A project of the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office of the Division of Archives and History, the book reflects more than twenty-five years of fieldwork and research in the agency's statewide architectural survey and National Register of Historic Places programs. Two future volumes will cover western and piedmont North Carolina.

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.
Title:A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Eastern North CarolinaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pagesPublished:January 10, 1996Publisher:University of North Carolina Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0807845949

ISBN - 13:9780807845943

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Table of Contents


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

From Our Editors

"Not just the Cupola House and Tryon Palace, but tobacco barns, shotgun houses, textile factories, and railroad stations, too. 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

Editorial Reviews

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

"North Carolina Historical Review"