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Barber, George F. (1854-1915)

George F. (Franklin) Barber (1854-1915), a Midwestern carpenter, architect, and publisher, practiced architecture in Knoxville, Tennessee, from 1888 to his death in 1915 and became one of the most successful architects in the United States, largely through a mail order blueprint business driven by published architectural catalogues and a monthly magazine. Barber's architecture has...

Day, Thomas (1801-ca. 1861)

Thomas Day (1801-1861), an antebellum cabinetmaker and free man of color, was an artisan of extraordinary ability and character who produced a body of distinctive work unique in North Carolina. Although he was primarily a furniture maker, whose workshop was among the most prolific in the state, he is also credited with distinctive architectural...

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...

McCoy, Paschal (1816-1885)

Paschal (Pascal) McCoy (1816-1885) was a mid-19th century brickmason, brickmaker, and contractor in Chatham County, N. C. whose work also extended into other piedmont counties. His most important known building was the Chapel Hill Baptist Church completed in 1855 from a design by Rhode Island architect Thomas Tefft. In 1837, Paschall McCoy married Elizabeth Owen...

Satterfield, Howard E. (1877-1944)

Howard Ernest Satterfield (May 11, 1877-May 27, 1944), who began his career in Raleigh as a professor in mechanical engineering at present North Carolina State University, was a popular and respected builder whose "Satterfield Built" residences in Raleigh and other communities represented high quality work. His most prolific building era came in the 1920s;...

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