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Barton, Harry (1876-1937)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Residences:
  • Greensboro, North Carolina
Trades:
  • Architect
NC Work Locations:
  • Graham, Alamance County
  • Alamance
  • Sparta, Alleghany County
  • Alleghany
  • Siler City, Chatham County
  • Chatham
  • Fayetteville, Cumberland County
  • Cumberland
  • Guilford County
  • Guilford
  • Greensboro, Guilford County
  • Guilford
  • High Point, Guilford County
  • Guilford
  • Sedalia, Guilford County
  • Guilford
  • Sedgefield, Guilford County
  • Guilford
  • Smithfield, Johnston County
  • Johnston
  • Asheboro, Randolph County
  • Randolph
  • Reidsville, Rockingham County
  • Rockingham
  • Dobson, Surry County
  • Surry
  • Mount Airy, Surry County
  • Surry
  • Wilson, Wilson County
  • Wilson
Building Types:
  • Educational;
  • Public;
  • Religious;
  • Residential
Styles & Forms:
  • Art Deco;
  • Colonial Revival;
  • Georgian Revival;
  • Tudor Revival

Guilford County Courthouse [Greensboro]

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Guilford County Courthouse [Greensboro]

Biography

Harry Barton (June 17, 1876-May 9, 1937), a native of Philadelphia, moved to Greensboro in 1912 and became a leader in that city's and the state's architectural profession during the early 20th century, planning numerous important buildings and taking an active role in the American Institute of Architects in North Carolina.

Harry Barton was born to Emma Goodwin and Edmund Barton, a building contractor in Philadelphia. Harry attended Temple College and completed a degree in architecture at George Washington University, then did further study at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design. He practiced in Philadelphia and in Washington, D.C., where for a decade he worked for the Office of the Supervising Architect, United States Department of Treasury, designing federal buildings primarily in the Midwest.

In 1912, Barton moved with his wife, Rachel Phillips Barton, to Greensboro, North Carolina, because "he regarded it as a city with a future and convenient to one of the most prosperous regions in the entire Piedmont section." There he joined the firm of Frank A. Weston, an architect who had arrived from Denver a few years earlier and designed several downtown commercial buildings and "some of the handsomest homes of Greensboro."

Barton's estimate of prospects in Greensboro proved prophetic. Civic-minded and a devoted Presbyterian (becoming an elder at First Presbyterian Church only five years after his arrival in Greensboro), he soon established his own practice with a client base among the city's industrial and financial leaders. After only a few years in town, he secured the commission for the large, neoclassical Guilford County Courthouse (1918-1920). His long-lasting and prolific practice concentrated in Greensboro but also covered other North Carolina communities. During the flush 1920s, Barton was Greensboro's leading architect, along with his sometimes competitor Charles C. Hartmann, who arrived in mid-decade.

Like many architects of his generation, Barton worked confidently and skillfully in a variety of styles and building types. During the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s, he designed classically inspired courthouses and municipal buildings, churches in Gothic and classical modes, eclectic collegiate and high school buildings, Art Deco commercial buildings, and substantial residences that covered the spectrum from the picturesque and romantic to formal Georgian Revival modes. For a leading furniture manufacturer of High Point, he planned the beautifully detailed and luxurious Tudor Revival style S.H. Tomlinson House (Barton's drawings for the Tomlinson House are in the North Carolina State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center). For the Cone textile manufacturer family of Greensboro he created the Cone Export and Commission Building in an Anglophilic Tudor Revival mode, while for a related Greensboro industrialist he planned the Sigmund Sternberger House in exotic Venetian style. He designed the W.W. Graves House for a Wilson tobacconist in immaculate and conservative Georgian Revival style red brick. For his own residence, Barton adopted a light Spanish Colonial theme.

An important series of commissions for Barton came with the expansion of the present University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 1921 the state embarked on a vast educational building campaign. College president Julius Foust commissioned Barton to design seventeen of the thirty campus buildings constructed during the 1920s. He planned these in various renditions of red brick Georgian Revival, with the Chancellor's House an especially handsome example. Many of these were constructed by the J. A. Jones Construction Company of Charlotte. His practice extended beyond his immediate community, as he was awarded prestigious commissions in such eastern North Carolina communities as Fayetteville and Smithfield.

During the Great Depression, Barton stayed in business with public works projects, such as the economically built Alleghany County Courthouse. Shortly before his death in 1937, Barton was developing plans to remodel Greensboro's old First Presbyterian Church into a civic center, now Greensboro's Historical Museum, but he died before completing the work.

Over his long career, Barton worked with several junior colleagues including Lorenzo S. Winslow, Stiles Dixon and Albert Carl Wirth. He also collaborated with practitioners of national stature, most notably Hobart Upjohn of New York. Their First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, a towering Norman Revival edifice for which Barton supervised construction, received an honor award from the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1930. (The award program, begun in 1929, continued until 1931, then terminated because of the Great Depression; it was renewed in 1955.)

Barton was one of the first licensed architects in North Carolina. His license certificate, issued in 1915, was #44 in the official registration book of the North Carolina Board of Architecture, one of the early group of men who were licensed in the state based on their having been in professional practice prior to the licensing act of 1915.

Active in civic life and widely respected in his adopted community, Barton was a Mason, an elder at First Presbyterian Church from 1917 until his death, a president of the Kiwanis club, a member of other civic groups, and mayor of Hamilton Lakes suburb where he resided (now a neighborhood of Greensboro). Professionally, he was a member of the national American Institute of Architects; a member of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and president in 1932-1933, guiding the chapter through some of the most difficult years of the Great Depression; and secretary of the State Board of Examiners in Architecture. At Barton's death the local newspapers marked the passing of a man "prominent as Architect, Churchman and Civic Leader." He was survived by his wife, Rachel, and daughters Eleanor, Emma, and Ruth. Few of Barton's drawings are known to survive, and most of those are in the hands of the buildings' owners. There is a small collection of his drawings at NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center.

Author: William B. Bushong. Update: Adam Ronan and Catherine W. Bishir.

Published 2009

Building List

Alamance County Courthouse (Graham, Alamance County)

Alamance Graham

1924

Contributors:
Dates: 1924
Location: Graham, Alamance County
Street Address: 1 Court Square, intersection of Elm St. and Main St., Graham, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Public
Images Published In:
  • Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina (2003).

Alamance County Courthouse

Alleghany County Courthouse (Sparta, Alleghany County)

Alleghany Sparta

1933

Contributors:
  • Harry Barton, architect;
  • Fowler-Jones Lumber Co., builders
Dates: 1933
Location: Sparta, Alleghany County
Street Address: 12 N. Main St., Sparta, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Public
Images Published In:
  • Catherine W. Bishir, Michael T. Southern, and Jennifer F. Martin, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Western North Carolina (1999).

Alleghany County Courthouse

First Baptist Church (Siler City, Chatham County)

Chatham Siler City

1927

Contributors:
Dates: 1927
Location: Siler City, Chatham County
Street Address: 314 N. 2nd Ave., Siler City, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Religious
Images Published In:
  • Rachel Osborne and Ruth Selden-Sturgill, The Architectural Heritage of Chatham County, North Carolina (1991).

Cumberland County Courthouse (Fayetteville, Cumberland County)

Cumberland Fayetteville

1924

Contributors:
Dates: 1924
Location: Fayetteville, Cumberland County
Street Address: Intersection of Franklin St., Gillespie St., and Russell St., Fayetteville, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Public
Images Published In:
  • Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Eastern North Carolina (1996).

Cumberland County Courthouse

Presbyterian Church of the Covenant (Guilford County)

Guilford

1914

Contributors:
Dates: 1914
Location: Guilford County
Street Address: 501 S. Mendenhall St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Religious
Images Published In:
  • Marvin A. Brown, Greensboro: An Architectural Record (1995).

Guilford County Courthouse (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1918

Contributors:
Dates: 1918
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 301 W. Market St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Public
Images Published In:
  • Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina (2003).
  • Marvin A. Brown, Greensboro: An Architectural Record (1995).

Guilford County Courthouse

J.W. Galloway House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1919

Contributors:
Dates: 1919
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 999 N. Elm St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Images Published In:
  • Marvin A. Brown, Greensboro: An Architectural Record (1995).

J.W. Galloway House

Shaw Dormitory (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1920

Contributors:
Dates: 1920
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

West Dining Hall (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1921

Contributors:
Dates: 1921
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Gray Dormitory (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1921

Contributors:
Dates: 1921
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Hinshaw Dormitory (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1922

Contributors:
Dates: 1922
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Bailey Dormitory (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1922

Contributors:
Dates: 1922
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Cotten Dormitory (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1922

Contributors:
Dates: 1922
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Guilford County Home for the Aged and Infirmed (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1922

Variant Name(s):
  • Evergreens Rest Home
Contributors:
Dates: Ca. 1922
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: N. Side of E. Bessemer and Franklin Blvd., Greensboro, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Residential
Images Published In:
  • Ruth Little-Stokes, An Inventory of Historic Greensboro: Greensboro, North Carolina (1976).

Jamison Dormitory (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1923

Contributors:
Dates: 1923
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Coit Dormitory (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1923

Contributors:
Dates: 1923
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Chancellor's House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1923

Contributors:
Dates: 1923
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Note:

Large and handsomely detailed Georgian Revival style residence in red brick with classical detailing, exemplary of Barton's work. Moved by Preservation North Carolina to save it from destruction.

Chancellor's House

Greensboro City Hall (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1924

Contributors:
Dates: 1924
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: NE corner of Greene St. and Gaston St., Greensboro, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Public
Images Published In:
  • Gayle Hicks Fripp, John Harden, Dewitt Carroll, and William J. Moore, Greensboro: A Chosen Center, an Illustrated History (1982).
Note:

The city hall was a 4-story edifice of limestone and Mount Airy granite. It was razed ca. 1970s.

Meyer's Department Store (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1924

Contributors:
Dates: 1924
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 200-206 S. Elm St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial
Images Published In:
  • Marvin A. Brown, Greensboro: An Architectural Record (1995).

Cone Export and Commission Building (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1924

Contributors:
Dates: 1924
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 330 S. Greene St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial
Images Published In:
  • Marvin A. Brown, Greensboro: An Architectural Record (1995).
Note:

Rendered in a picturesque Tudor Revival mode, the commercial building stood out among the generally Romanesque or Italianate commercial buildings of the city.

Morrison-Neese Furniture Building (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1924

Contributors:
Dates: Ca. 1924
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 118-120 West Market St., Greensboro, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Commercial

South Dining Hall (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1924

Contributors:
Dates: 1924
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Brown Music Building (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1924

Contributors:
Dates: 1924
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Rosenthal Gym (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1925

Contributors:
Dates: 1925
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Sigmund Sternberger House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1925

Variant Name(s):
  • United Arts Center
Contributors:
Dates: Ca. 1925
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 710 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Images Published In:
  • Marvin A. Brown, Greensboro: An Architectural Record (1995).
  • Ruth Little-Stokes, An Inventory of Historic Greensboro: Greensboro, North Carolina (1976).

Greensboro Daily News Building (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1924

Variant Name(s):
  • Greenhill Center for the NC Arts
Contributors:
Dates: 1924
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 200-204 N. Davie St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial
Images Published In:
  • Marvin A. Brown, Greensboro: An Architectural Record (1995).

World War Memorial Stadium (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1926

Contributors:
Dates: 1926
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 510 Yanceyville St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Public
Images Published In:
  • Marvin A. Brown, Greensboro: An Architectural Record (1995).
  • Ruth Little-Stokes, An Inventory of Historic Greensboro: Greensboro, North Carolina (1976).

World War Memorial Stadium

New Curry Education Building (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1926

Contributors:
Dates: 1926
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Aycock Auditorium (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1927

Contributors:
Dates: 1927
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational
Images Published In:
  • Marvin A. Brown, Greensboro: An Architectural Record (1995).

Harry Barton House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1927

Contributors:
Dates: 1927
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 104 Kemp Rd., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Images Published In:
  • Marvin A. Brown, Greensboro: An Architectural Record (1995).
Note:

Barton's own house, Spanish details.

Piedmont Building (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1927

Contributors:
Dates: 1927
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 114 N. Elm St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial
Images Published In:
  • Marvin A. Brown, Greensboro: An Architectural Record (1995).
  • Ruth Little-Stokes, An Inventory of Historic Greensboro: Greensboro, North Carolina (1976).

First Presbyterian Church (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1928

Contributors:
Dates: 1928-1929
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Religious
Images Published In:
  • Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina (2003).
  • Marvin A. Brown, Greensboro: An Architectural Record (1995).
  • C. David Jackson and Charlotte V. Brown, History of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, 1913-1998 (1998).
Note:

Monumental Norman Revival church in Fisher Park suburb, Hobart Upjohn, principal designer, with Harry Barton, local and supervising architect. The church won a price from the North Carolina chapter of the AIA, with Upjohn cited as architect. A partial set of drawings for First Presbyterian Church, mainly plans, by Hobart Upjohn and Harry Barton, is held by Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina. It is in the Albert C. Woodroof, Jr. Papers and Architectural Drawings, 1927 - 1975.

First Presbyterian Church

Stone Economics Building (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1928

Contributors:
Dates: 1928
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Foust Dormitory (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1928

Contributors:
Dates: 1928
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Guilford Dormitory (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1928

Contributors:
Dates: 1928
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

YMCA Building (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1915

Contributors:
Dates: Ca. 1915
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 517 West Market St., Greensboro, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Recreational

YMCA Building

YWCA Building (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1920

Contributors:
Dates: 1920s
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 314 N. Davie St., Greensboro, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Recreational

S.H. Tomlinson House (High Point, Guilford County)

Guilford High Point

1924

Contributors:
Dates: 1924
Location: High Point, Guilford County
Street Address: 403 Hillcrest Dr., High Point, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Images Published In:
  • Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina (2003).
  • H. McKelden Smith, Architectural Resources: An Inventory of Historic Architecture, High Point, Jamestown, Gibsonville, Guilford County (1979).
Note:

Large, opulent Tudor Revival residence of furniture industry leader. Barton's drawings are at the Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.

S.H. Tomlinson House

First Presbyterian Church (High Point, Guilford County)

Guilford High Point

1927

Contributors:
Dates: 1927-1928
Location: High Point, Guilford County
Street Address: 918 N. Main St., High Point, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Religious
Images Published In:
  • Benjamin Briggs, The Architecture of High Point, North Carolina: A History and Guide to the City's Houses, Churches and Public Buildings (2008).
  • C. David Jackson and Charlotte V. Brown, History of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, 1913-1998 (1998).
  • H. McKelden Smith, Architectural Resources: An Inventory of Historic Architecture, High Point, Jamestown, Gibsonville, Guilford County (1979).
Note:

The church won a prize from the North Carolina chapter of the AIA, which credited Barton as the chief architect, Upjohn as consulting.

High Point Central High School (High Point, Guilford County)

Guilford High Point

1927

Contributors:
Dates: 1927
Location: High Point, Guilford County
Street Address: 801 Ferndale Blvd., High Point, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational
Images Published In:
  • H. McKelden Smith, Architectural Resources: An Inventory of Historic Architecture, High Point, Jamestown, Gibsonville, Guilford County (1979).

Ferndale Junior High School (High Point, Guilford County)

Guilford High Point

1931

Contributors:
Dates: 1931
Location: High Point, Guilford County
Street Address: 701 Ferndale Blvd., High Point, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational
Images Published In:
  • H. McKelden Smith, Architectural Resources: An Inventory of Historic Architecture, High Point, Jamestown, Gibsonville, Guilford County (1979).

Galen Stone Hall (Sedalia, Guilford County)

Guilford Sedalia

1927

Contributors:
Dates: 1927
Location: Sedalia, Guilford County
Street Address: Palmer Memorial Institute (Charlotte Hawkins Brown Historic Site), Sedalia, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Pilot Life Insurance Co. Complex (Sedgefield, Guilford County)

Guilford Sedgefield

1927

Contributors:
  • Harry Barton, local architect;
  • Zantzinger, Borie & Medary, architects
Dates: 1927-1928
Location: Sedgefield, Guilford County
Street Address: High Point Rd., Sedgefield, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Commercial
Images Published In:
  • Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina (2003).
  • H. McKelden Smith, Architectural Resources: An Inventory of Historic Architecture, High Point, Jamestown, Gibsonville, Guilford County (1979).

Sedgefield Country Club (Sedgefield, Guilford County)

Guilford Sedgefield

1927

Contributors:
Dates: 1927
Location: Sedgefield, Guilford County
Street Address: 3201 Forsyth Dr., Sedgefield, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Recreational
Images Published In:
  • Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina (2003).

Sedgefield Country Club

Johnston County Courthouse (Smithfield, Johnston County)

Johnston Smithfield

1921

Contributors:
Dates: 1921
Location: Smithfield, Johnston County
Street Address: 212 E. Market St., Smithfield, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Public
Images Published In:
  • Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Eastern North Carolina (1996).

Johnston County Courthouse

First Methodist Church (Asheboro, Randolph County)

Randolph Asheboro

1924

Contributors:
Dates: 1924
Location: Asheboro, Randolph County
Street Address: 224 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Religious
Images Published In:
  • Lowell McKay Whatley, The Architectural History of Randolph County, North Carolina (1985).

Charles W. McCrary House (Asheboro, Randolph County)

Randolph Asheboro

1930

Contributors:
Dates: Ca. 1930
Location: Asheboro, Randolph County
Street Address: 240 Worth St., Asheboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Images Published In:
  • Lowell McKay Whatley, The Architectural History of Randolph County, North Carolina (1985).

Reidsville Municipal Building (Reidsville, Rockingham County)

Rockingham Reidsville

1926

Contributors:
Dates: 1926
Location: Reidsville, Rockingham County
Street Address: 220 W. Morehead St., Reidsville, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Public
Images Published In:
  • Laura A. W. Phillips, Reidsville, N.C.: An Inventory of Historic and Architectural Resources (1981).
Note:

Listed in Manufacturers' Record in 1926 as Barton's work.

Surry County Courthouse (Dobson, Surry County)

Surry Dobson

1916

Contributors:
Dates: 1916
Location: Dobson, Surry County
Street Address: 114 West Atkins St., Dobson, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Public
Images Published In:
  • Laura A. W. Phillips, Simple Treasures: The Architectural Legacy of Surry County (1987).

Surry County Courthouse

Granite Lodge No. 322 (Mount Airy, Surry County)

Surry Mount Airy

1931

Contributors:
Dates: 1931
Location: Mount Airy, Surry County
Street Address: 212 Franklin St., Mount Airy, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Fraternal
Images Published In:
  • Laura A. W. Phillips, Simple Treasures: The Architectural Legacy of Surry County (1987).
Note:

Listed in Manufacturers' Record in 1931 as Barton's work.

W.W. Graves House (Wilson, Wilson County)

Wilson Wilson

1922

Contributors:
Dates: 1922
Location: Wilson, Wilson County
Street Address: 800 W. Nash St., Wilson, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Images Published In:
  • Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Eastern North Carolina (1996).
  • Kate Ohno and Robert C. Bainbridge, Wilson, North Carolina, Historic Buildings Inventory (1980).

W.W. Graves House

John W. King House (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1914

Contributors:
Dates: 1914
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: 314 North Church St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Images Published In:
  • Marvin A. Brown, Greensboro: An Architectural Record (1995).
Note:

Built shortly after Barton separated from Weston, this was one of the earliest examples of Tudor Revival residential architecture in Greensboro.

Temple Emanuel (Greensboro, Guilford County)

Guilford Greensboro

1921

Contributors:
Dates: 1921
Location: Greensboro, Guilford County
Street Address: N. Greene St. and Florence St., Greensboro, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Religious
Images Published In:
  • Marvin A. Brown, Greensboro: An Architectural Record (1995).

Harry Barton's Work Locations

Bibliography

  • Charlotte Vestal Brown Papers, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Marvin A. Brown, Greensboro: An Architectural Record (1995).
  • R.D.W. Connor, North Carolina: Rebuilding an Ancient Commonwealth, Volume III (1928).
  • Gayle Hicks Fripp, John Harden, Dewitt Carroll, and William J. Moore, Greensboro: A Chosen Center, an Illustrated History (1982).
  • Jean Gordon, "Chancellor's House Notes," Nov. 2000, Jean Gordon Papers, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Archives, Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Greensboro Daily News, Dec. 8, 1912, May 5, 1937, May 10, 1937.
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