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.

Lind, Edmund George (1829-1909)

Coolmore Plantation [Tarboro]

Edmund George Lind (1829-1909), architect, was born in England and educated at the School of Design in London. He immigrated to America in 1855 and settled in Baltimore where he established an important practice that encompassed several projects in North Carolina. The best known of his works in the state, and one of the most intact of his projects anywhere, is the Italianate villa style Coolmore Plantation complex near Tarboro. After arriving in Baltimore in 1855, Lind worked briefly with architect Nathan G. Starkweather and had a short partnership (1856-1860) with William T. Murdoch before establishing his own practice...

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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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