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.

Baldwin, James J. (1888-1955)

Cherokee County Courthouse [Murphy]

James J. (John) Baldwin (February 27, 1888-September 15, 1955), an architect from South Carolina, was one of several architects drawn to the fast-growing mountain city of Asheville during the flush years of the 1920s. Early in his career he worked with several prominent architects in South Carolina and elsewhere, and after his stint in Asheville, he moved on to Seattle and then Washington, D.C. While most of his work was in the Beaux-Arts classical mode, he also planned some picturesque rustic buildings in western North Carolina. Born in Ridge Spring, South Carolina, James John Baldwin was the son of...

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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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