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.

Perry, Lord Byron (1870-1948)

George W. Beveridge House [Elizabeth City]

Lord Byron Perry (August 2, 1870-January 3, 1948) was a local contractor who worked in the Albemarle region in the early 20th century, encompassing many different types of buildings in Perquimans, Pasquotank, and Chowan counties. Perry was born in the Durant's Neck section of rural Perquimans County, the son of Alexious (Alexis) and Carolina White Perry. In the census of 1880 and 1900, he was listed simply as Byron Perry, but from 1910 onward he was listed as Lord B. or Lord Byron Perry. How he learned the building trade is not established, nor is it known whether...

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Dorton Arena, Raleigh
Matthew Nowicki, architect

Notable Quotes

"In raising the Single Brothers house in Salem, a piece of timber fell, taking with it a wall which was not yet secured; it might have swept a number of Brethren from the second story to the ground, or have crushed others as it fell, but the angels guarded them and no one was hurt."


Triebel, Christian (1714-1798)

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