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Kirshaw, Robert (fl. 1740s-1772)

Robert Kirshaw (fl. 1740s-1772), was a carpenter in Edenton and Chowan County in the mid-eighteenth century. He is of special interest because his suit against the estate of Francis Corbin, the English-born land agent for Lord Granville in North Carolina, has suggested his possible role in building Corbin's famed Cupola House in Edenton. No...

Shumaker, Ross Edward (1889-1960)

Ross Edward Shumaker (1889-1960) was born in Gladdens, Pennsylvania on January 31, 1889. He received an undergraduate degree in architecture from Ohio State University in 1916 and completed graduate study at Pennsylvania State University and Harvard University. He served as instructor of architecture at Pennsylvania State University in 1916 and 1919 and worked as...

Simpson, Frank B. (1883-1966)

Frank B. (Buchanan) Simpson (January 6, 1883-November 18, 1966), an architect who practiced for many years in his native Raleigh, had a prolific practice that extended to other communities throughout the state and possibly beyond. On the 1940 National Census of Engineering and Architectural Personnel, he listed his occupation as "general architecture." Working in...

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