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.

Gaines, Henry Irven (1900-1986)

Coca Cola Bottling Company Building [Asheville]

Henry Irven Gaines (1900-1986), a native of South Carolina, spent a long and productive architectural career in Asheville, North Carolina, as partner in Beacham, LeGrand, and Gaines, on his own, and as a founding member of Six Associates. He was one of many architects whose budding career was interrupted by the Great Depression. In addition to his service as campus architect for Mars Hill College in Madison County, N. C. (1932-1970) and other colleges in western North Carolina, he designed numerous residences in Asheville and beyond as well as planning manufacturing plants and show rooms for the developing...

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Dorton Arena, Raleigh
Matthew Nowicki, architect

Notable Quotes

"I feel that, being a woman, I know just the little things that should go in a house to make living in it a pleasure to the entire family."

Wilburn, Leila Ross (1885-1967)

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