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.

Makepeace, Charles R. (1860-1926)

Eno Cotton Mills [Hillsborough]

Charles R. Makepeace (1860-1926), a native of North Carolina, became a nationally important mill architect headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island. Combining his familiarity with southern conditions and his expertise in New England technology, he created a practice that covered four decades and encompassed more than 250 projects including several cotton mills in North Carolina. Only a few of Makepeace's North Carolina commissions have been identified. These include the Thomas M. Holt Manufacturing Company Mill (1895) at Haw River; Edenton Cotton Mill (1899 and later) in Edenton; and the Eno Cotton Mills (1890s) in Hillsborough as well as others...

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Dorton Arena, Raleigh
Matthew Nowicki, architect

Notable Quotes

"Too often in the writing of the growth and prosperity of a city, the men who do the practical work, the ones who use hands as well as brains, are neglected, the owner and the architect receiving all the credit. This should not be the case, the credit should be shared fairly and equally by those to whom it belongs."

Wilmington Morning Herald, June 10, 1913

Schad, Joseph (ca. 1865-after 1920)

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