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Deitrick, William Henley (1895-1974)

William Henley Deitrick (1895-1974) was a distinguished and prolific Raleigh architect for half a century, whose firm grew into one of the largest in the state, with projects from the coast to the mountains. Although he began his career in the Beaux Arts tradition and designed many buildings in revivalist styles over the years...

Denny, Eli (1805-1876)

Eli Denny (1805-1876), a house carpenter active in the central Piedmont, is best known because of his association with the Alamance County textile pioneer Edwin M. Holt. Although Denny practiced his trade for many years, only a few of his works have been identified, including Holt's home (Locust Grove) and the first Alamance County...

Epps, Orlo (1864-1926)

Orlo Epps (1864-1926) was one of Greensboro's principal architects around the turn of the 20th century. Like many architects and builders of his era, his practice encompassed every popular style of the day and a multitude of building types from houses to colleges to mills. During the 1890s in Greensboro, Epps was associated with...

Everhart, Eccles D. (1902-1964)

Eccles D. (Dewey) Everhart (Aug. 10, 1902-Nov. 30, 1964) was an architect active in the Piedmont during the mid-20th century. Like many of his contemporaries, Everhart worked in both traditional and modernist modes. He was associated with other local architects, including Herbert B. Hunter and for many years Louis Voorhees, his partner in a...

Fellheimer and Wagner (1923-1940)

The New York architectural firm of Fellheimer and Wagner was established in 1923 by Alfred T. Fellheimer (1875-1959) and Steward Wagner (1886-1958) and gained fame for designing important American railroad stations in Beaux Arts and Art Deco styles. The firm planned at least two stations and a power plant in North Carolina in the...

Foulk, S. W. (1848-1932)

Sidney W. Foulk (1848-1932), often referred to as S. W. Foulk, was a native of Ohio who spent most of his career in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He developed an architectural practice that specialized in schools, churches, and YMCA facilities and reached into several states. He generally favored a robust Romanesque Revival style. In North...

Getaz, David (1849-1912)

David Getaz (November 22, 1849-September 19, 1912), a native of France with a Swiss background, became a prolific architect and builder headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. His contracting firm took on projects in various states, including buildings in North Carolina: the Masonic Temple in Wilmington and Eureka Hall at the Blue Ridge Assembly campus near...

Hartge, Charles E. (1865-1918)

Charles E. Hartge (September 1, 1865-October 25, 1918), a German-born architect originally named Carl Emil Hartge, designed many churches, schools, and other buildings in central and eastern North Carolina around the turn of the 20th century. After coming to the United States in 1882, he settled in Tarboro by 1888, when he applied for...

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...

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...

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