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.

Weston, Frank A. (ca. 1850-ca. 1930?)

Dixie Building [Greensboro]

Frank A. Weston (ca. 1850-ca. 1930?), architect, was a native of Rome, New York, who practiced in Denver, Colorado, before coming to Greensboro, North Carolina. In Colorado he was associated for a time with noted architect Henry Trost (1860-1933), who gained fame in western and midwestern architecture. He was in Denver in 1900, an architect, with his wife Kate, a native of Wisconsin. Little is known of Weston's work in Colorado. About 1904, Weston moved to Greensboro after "having been formerly located in Denver . . . for 30 years." Meeting a need in the growing town with few...

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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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