North Carolina Architects and Builders - A Biographical Dictionary

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North Carolina Architects & Builders

This biographical dictionary highlights architects and builders who have produced North Carolina's architecture for more than 300 years. A brief biography plus a building list traces each person's work in the state. This is a growing website, with many more entries still to be added. We invite users to send corrections and updated information to enhance the site.

Stoddart, William Lee (1868-1940)

Battery Park Hotel [Asheville]

William Lee Stoddart (1868-1940) was a prolific architect in New York City whose multi-state practice popularized Beaux Arts style hotels in the early 20th century. His typical designs were of brick with classical cast stone detailing. His work covered many eastern states, including North Carolina, where he designed several hotels and other tall buildings that followed popular national models. In some cities, Stoddart's buildings fit into a developing urban streetscape, while in some smaller communities, his modern hotels represented new urban progress and commercial advancement as well as a new marker in the skyline. Born in Tenafly, New Jersey...

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Dorton Arena, Raleigh
Matthew Nowicki, architect

Notable Quotes

"You know, they say around that I walked to Charlotte barefooted. Well, that's a lie. I had shoes on."

Jones, J. A. (1869-1950)

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