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.

Krause, Johann Gottlob (1760-1802)

Christoph Vogler House and Workshop [Winston-Salem]

Johann Gottlob Krause (September 18, 1760-November 4, 1802) was the master mason during the construction of the first major brick buildings in the Moravian community of Salem (in present Winston-Salem). Representing the first generation of native North Carolina Moravian artisans, in the post-Revolutionary era Krause introduced construction techniques that blended Germanic forms with decorative brickwork adapted from English traditions, and thus shaped the architectural character of this unique community. Krause was born in 1760 in Bethabara, a frontier village settled in the 1750s in North Carolina's Wachovia Tract by Moravian pioneers sent from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He was orphaned by...

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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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