Guide To The Historic Architecture Of Western North Carolina by Catherine W. BishirGuide To The Historic Architecture Of Western North Carolina by Catherine W. Bishir

Guide To The Historic Architecture Of Western North Carolina

byCatherine W. Bishir

Paperback | April 1, 1999

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This portable field guide to the historic architecture of western North Carolina covers 1,200 historic buildings in 25 counties in the foothills and mountains. It introduces readers to the region's rich and diverse architectural heritage—from the log farmstead to the opulent mountain retreat, and from ancient earthen mounds of the Cherokee to twentieth-century hydroelectric dams and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Featuring more than 370 photographs and 36 maps, the guide is written for travelers and residents alike. It offers concise entries on notable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities, emphasizing buildings that are visible from the road and indicating sites that are open to the public.

A project of the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office of the Division of Archives and History and its western office in Asheville, 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. A previous volume covers eastern North Carolina and a future volume will cover the piedmont region.

Catherine Bishir is senior architectural historian and survey coordinator of the State Historic Preservation Office and author of North Carolina Architecture.
Title:Guide To The Historic Architecture Of Western North CarolinaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9.18 × 6.1 × 0.84 inPublished:April 1, 1999Publisher:University of North Carolina PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0807847674

ISBN - 13:9780807847671

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The Blue Ridge Parkway

Editorial Reviews

Western North Carolina is blessed with marvelous historic architecture and this wonderful book captures it all.

Richard Moe, president, National Trust for Historic Preservation