A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina

Author: Catherine W. Bishir
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015052307363
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Architecture

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 Wachovia 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, 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. Previous volumes cover the eastern and western portions of the state.

A guide to the historic architecture of western North Carolina

Author: Catherine W. Bishir
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: UCSD:31822028622819
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Architecture

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.

A guide to the historic architecture of Eastern North Carolina

Author: Catherine W. Bishir
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 080782285X
Release Date: 1996-10-30
Genre: Travel

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.

North Carolina Architecture

Author: Catherine W. Bishir
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469620787
Release Date: 2014-03-19
Genre: Architecture

This award-winning, lavishly illustrated history displays the wide range of North Carolina's architectural heritage, from colonial times to the beginning of World War II. North Carolina Architecture addresses the state's grand public and private buildings that have become familiar landmarks, but it also focuses on the quieter beauty of more common structures: farmhouses, barns, urban dwellings, log houses, mills, factories, and churches. These buildings, like the people who created them and who have used them, are central to the character of North Carolina. Now in a convenient new format, this portable edition of North Carolina Architecture retains all of the text of the original edition as well as hundreds of halftones by master photographer Tim Buchman. Catherine Bishir's narrative analyzes construction and design techniques and locates the structures in their cultural, political, and historical contexts. This extraordinary history of North Carolina's built world presents a unique and valuable portrait of the state.

Time Before History

Author: H. Trawick Ward
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807847801
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Social Science

Describes the state's prehistory and archaeological discoveries

The Ultimate Guide to Asheville the Western North Carolina Mountains

Author: Lee James Pantas
Publisher: Cherry Orchard Studio
ISBN: 0967806100
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Travel

The Ultimate Guide is thoroughly researched, organized for easy use, and illustrated with many of Pantas own gorgeous pen and ink drawings. Because it was written by someone who actually lives here, The Ultimate Guide has a sense of caring, commitment and completeness that is often lacking in regional guides written by visiting authors. Hendersonville Times-News

Asheville s Historic Architecture

Author: Richard Hansley
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781625841834
Release Date: 2011-05-31
Genre: Architecture

Asheville, known for its architectural diversity and intriguing Art Deco style, has been fortunate in attracting brilliant architects who, with imaginative foresight and design expertise, have created lasting testaments in brick and stone. Local architectural enthusiast Richard Hansley recounts the history behind dozens of Asheville’s most prominent buildings and historical neighborhoods in Asheville’s Historic Architecture. Discover how Douglas Ellington, Richard Sharp Smith, James Vester Miller and Tony Lord influenced this busy metropolis, as landmarks like the Jackson Building, the Grove Park Inn and the Art Deco City Building were constructed along the city’s thriving streets. These buildings have stood the test of time and remain as breathtaking in concept and appearance today as when first completed.

Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads

Author: Carolyn Sakowski
Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher
ISBN: 9780895875600
Release Date: 2011
Genre: History

Have you ever been to the mountains of western North Carolina and wanted to see the scenery but escape the crowds? Maybe you were tempted to take off down a side road but hesitated, fearful of getting lost. Now, Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads can help you make that escape.

Asheville

Author: Lou Harshaw
Publisher:
ISBN: 0914875353
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

"History, development, and cultural diversity of Asheville, North Carolina, both chronological and topical. Discusses Cherokees, Scots-Irish pioneers, Civil War, sanatoriums, logging, conservation, Thomas Wolfe, tourism, urban redevelopment and preservation. Describes the Blue Ridge Parkway, Grove Park Inn, George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate, 1916 flood, Art Deco architecture. Over 400 photographs"--Provided by publisher.

North Carolina Architecture

Author: Catherine W. Bishir
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469620787
Release Date: 2014-03-19
Genre: Architecture

This award-winning, lavishly illustrated history displays the wide range of North Carolina's architectural heritage, from colonial times to the beginning of World War II. North Carolina Architecture addresses the state's grand public and private buildings that have become familiar landmarks, but it also focuses on the quieter beauty of more common structures: farmhouses, barns, urban dwellings, log houses, mills, factories, and churches. These buildings, like the people who created them and who have used them, are central to the character of North Carolina. Now in a convenient new format, this portable edition of North Carolina Architecture retains all of the text of the original edition as well as hundreds of halftones by master photographer Tim Buchman. Catherine Bishir's narrative analyzes construction and design techniques and locates the structures in their cultural, political, and historical contexts. This extraordinary history of North Carolina's built world presents a unique and valuable portrait of the state.

Guide to North Carolina Highway Historical Markers

Author: Michael R. Hill
Publisher: Office of Archives and History North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
ISBN: 0865263280
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Automobile travel

The most recognizable sight along North Carolina's roadways, the familiar cast-aluminum highway historical markers commemorate Tar Heel people and events of statewide significance. This revised guide contains inscriptions on 1,513 markers erected across the state between 1935 and 2007. The markers are grouped by county, and the counties are arranged alphabetically.

Moon North Carolina

Author: Jason Frye
Publisher: Avalon Travel
ISBN: 9781631213434
Release Date: 2016-05-31
Genre: Travel

North Carolina resident and local writer Jason Frye provides an insider’s look at the Tar Heel State, from the Outer Banks to Charlotte to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Frye includes unique trip ideas like Garden Weekends and offers activities for all interests. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, this guide also provides options for a range of travel budgets. Complete with details on finding the state's best golf courses, kayaking around Bald Head Island, and browsing through antique shops and art galleries in New Bern, Moon North Carolina gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Southern Built

Author: Catherine W. Bishir
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813925398
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Architecture

A leader in the fields of both regional architectural history and historic preservation, Catherine Bishir has collected essays covering three decades into one volume. Just as the subjects of her studies are at once regional and national, the essays included here seek to think globally while researching locally. What one observes in the architecture of the Upper South happens throughout the nation: national models, far from being slavishly adopted or—as some might suggest—misinterpreted through provincialism, are adapted to be locally useful and meaningful. Recognizing that design is seldom an isolated act, the essays collected here explore the conditions of construction itself in shaping communities in the Upper South. Bishir examines the roles played by local economies and class structures as keys to understanding building practices and results. The builders themselves take a leading role in the story, and one of the great accomplishments of the book is revealing not only the importance but the often overlooked expertise of slave artisans in antebellum construction. Bishir also traces, with striking specificity, the pathways by which national ideas entered regional usage. The book provides illuminating case studies—from an antebellum builder’s adaptation of popular architectural books to an early twentieth century city’s cultivation of an architecture representing the Old South mythology. All of these illuminate the complex transformation of national ideas into forms that express and define a region. The book concludes with a pair of essays that treat more recent developments to examine issues in historic preservation. Bishir considers how monumental works coexist with more commonplace architecture, the evolving and problematic role of preservation regulations, and the various groups that influence preservation issues.Eloquent and accessible enough to captivate the general reader, Catherine Bishir’s essays speak with equal fluency to both historians and preservation professionals and will be a permanent addition to the study of our nation’s uncommonly diverse architecture.

Grandfather Mountain

Author: Randy Johnson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469627007
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Nature

With its prominent profile recognizable for miles around and featuring vistas among the most beloved in the Appalachians, North Carolina's Grandfather Mountain is many things to many people: an easily recognized landmark along the Blue Ridge Parkway, a popular tourist destination, a site of annual Highland Games, and an internationally recognized nature preserve. In this definitive book on Grandfather, Randy Johnson guides readers on a journey through the mountain's history, from its geological beginnings millennia ago and the early days of exploration to its role in regional development and eventual establishment as a North Carolina state park. Along the way, he shows how Grandfather has changed, and has been changed by, the people of western North Carolina and beyond. To tell the full natural and human story, Johnson draws not only on historical sources but on his rich personal experience working closely on the mountain alongside Hugh Morton and others. The result is a unique and personal telling of Grandfather's lasting significance. The book includes more than 200 historical and contemporary photographs, maps, and a practical guide to hiking the extensive trails, appreciating key plant and animal species and photographing the natural wonder that is Grandfather.

Asheville s Historic Architecture

Author: Richard Hansley
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781625841834
Release Date: 2011-05-31
Genre: Architecture

Asheville, known for its architectural diversity and intriguing Art Deco style, has been fortunate in attracting brilliant architects who, with imaginative foresight and design expertise, have created lasting testaments in brick and stone. Local architectural enthusiast Richard Hansley recounts the history behind dozens of Asheville’s most prominent buildings and historical neighborhoods in Asheville’s Historic Architecture. Discover how Douglas Ellington, Richard Sharp Smith, James Vester Miller and Tony Lord influenced this busy metropolis, as landmarks like the Jackson Building, the Grove Park Inn and the Art Deco City Building were constructed along the city’s thriving streets. These buildings have stood the test of time and remain as breathtaking in concept and appearance today as when first completed.