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.

Jones, Albert Gamaliel (1812-ca. 1880)

The Columns [Murfreesboro]

Albert Gamaliel Jones (1812-ca. 1880), a house carpenter from Warren County, built distinctive Greek Revival houses and college buildings during the flush years of the 1840s and 1850s in several Piedmont and eastern North Carolina counties. Although his parents and early life have not been ascertained, he was probably born in Judkins township in Warren County. In 1832 he married Elizabeth Harriet Harris and in 1841 he bought land near the village of Embro (Jones's Crossroads). Here he built a large frame house that survived until the 1950s, and his 1-room frame office remains on the Wagner farm...

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Dorton Arena, Raleigh
Matthew Nowicki, architect

Notable Quotes

"This monument is erected by an affectionate Son the only member of his family privileged to be near him in that trying hour when in a land of strangers, far from wife and children he was suddenly called from all that bound him to earth. He was a kind husband, and affectionate father, an honest man, and has left his family the imperishable patrimony of a good name."

Inscription on Christopher H. Dall's gravestone.

Dall, Christopher H. (1796-1841)

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