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McInerney, Michael (1877-1963)

Michael Joseph Vincent McInerney (March 18, 1877-March 3, 1963), architect and designer, was a Benedictine monk and Roman Catholic priest at Belmont Abbey in Gaston County, North Carolina. Beginning with his design for St. Leo Hall (1906) at the Abbey, he developed a nationally important architectural practice that encompassed scores of Catholic churches, schools...

Hartmann, Charles C. (1889-1977)

Charles Conrad Hartmann (1889-December 31, 1977), architect, moved from New York to Greensboro in 1921 to design the Jefferson Standard Building and established a prolific and long-lasting practice. In the mid-1940s he formed the practice of Charles C. Hartmann, Architects, with his son Charles C. Hartmann, Jr., a firm herein referred to as Hartmann...

Shreve and Lamb (1924-1970s)

The firm of Shreve and Lamb, which became Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon in 1929, gained a world-wide reputation as the designers of the one of the most famous buildings in the world: the Empire State Building (1929-1931). The firm is best known in North Carolina for their R. J. Reynolds Building (1927-1929) in Winston-Salem...

Fitzgibbon, James W. (1915-1985)

One of the founding faculty members of the School of Design at North Carolina State University, a pioneer in the design and fabrication of geodesic structures, and a talented residential designer, James W. Fitzgibbon (August 6, 1915-April 7, 1985) exemplified the spirit of architectural innovation that blossomed in the United States in the mid-20th...

Six Associates

Six Associates began in 1942 as an Asheville architectural firm established by a group of western North Carolina architects: William Waldo Dodge, Jr., Henry Irvin Gaines, Anthony Lord, William Stewart Rodgers, Erle G. Stillwell, and Charles Waddell. This brief account covers only the general outlines of this important firm's work. Biographical entries and building...

Hartmann and Hartmann (1946 -1960s)

The firm formally known as Charles Hartmann, Architects, was formed about 1946 by the established Greensboro architect Charles C. Hartmann and his son, Charles Conrad Hartmann, Jr. The elder Hartmann had moved from New York to Greensboro in the early 1920s and established a successful practice. His son worked with him for a time...

Loewenstein, Edward (1913-1970)

Edward Loewenstein (1913-1970), a native of Chicago, moved to Greensboro in 1945 with his wife, Frances Stern, following Army service in World War II. Frances, a native of the Greensboro area and stepdaughter of Julius Cone, local businessman of the Greensboro textile magnate family, provided access to a large social network of contacts within...

Kamphoefner, Henry Leveke (1907-1990)

Henry Leveke Kamphoefner (1907-1990), architect and educator, was the founding dean of the School of Design (SOD) of North Carolina State University (NCSU), where he served from 1948 to 1972. During that time, he elevated the school to national prominence. Although he designed few buildings in his adopted state, Kamphoefner had a powerful influence...

Loewenstein and Atkinson

The Greensboro firm formed in 1953 by Edward Loewenstein and Robert A. Atkinson, Jr., continued until Loewenstein's death in 1970 and produced more than 1,600 commissions, one third of them residential. See the entry for Edward Loewenstein for partial building list.

Harris, Harwell Hamilton (1903-1990)

Harwell Hamilton Harris, FAIA (July 2, 1903-1990), was a modernist American architect who lived and practiced in North Carolina from 1962 to 1990. He built more than twenty buildings in North Carolina and planned many more. As one of the preeminent residential architects in America, he was known for work that embodied a gentle...

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