A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Western North Carolina (Richard Hampton Jenrette Series in Architecture and the Decorative Arts) by Catherine W. Bishir, Michael T. Southern, Jennifer F. Martin
A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Western North Carolina (Richard Hampton Jenrette Series in Architecture and the Decorative Arts)
Author: Catherine W. Bishir, Michael T. Southern, Jennifer F. Martin
Title: A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Western North Carolina (Richard Hampton Jenrette Series in Architecture and the Decorative Arts)
ISBN10: 0807847674
ISBN13: 978-0807847671
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1st US - 1st Printing edition (April 26, 1999)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1456 kb
Size epub: 1762 kb
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Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: 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.