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Wheeler, McMichael, and Company (1901-1902)

Headquarters:
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
Trades:
  • Architect
NC Work Locations:
  • Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
  • Mecklenburg
  • Laurinburg, Scotland County
  • Scotland
  • Wilkesboro, Wilkes County
  • Wilkes
Building Types:
  • Public;
  • Residential

Biography

The architectural firm was formed in 1901 in Charlotte by Oliver Duke Wheeler and James M. McMichael. This was one of a series of partnerships formed by Wheeler. Both he and McMichael continued as prolific architects after their brief partnership ended in 1902. For the firm's operation and selected building list, see the Oliver Duke Wheeler entry and the James M. McMichael entry.

Authors: Catherine W. Bishir and Angie Clifton.

Published 2009

Building List

Carnegie Library (Charlotte, Mecklenburg County)

Mecklenburg Charlotte

1901

Variant Name(s):
  • Charlotte Public Library
Contributors:
Dates: 1901-1903
Location: Charlotte, Mecklenburg County
Street Address: 310 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Public
Images Published In:
  • Mary Norton Kratt and Mary Manning Boyer, Remembering Charlotte: Postcards from a New South City, 1905-1950 (2000).
Note:

The library is shown on the right, and First Baptist Church on the left.

Carnegie Library

Scotland County Courthouse and Jail (Laurinburg, Scotland County)

Scotland Laurinburg

1901

Contributors:
Dates: 1901
Location: Laurinburg, Scotland County
Street Address: Courthouse Square, Laurinburg, NC
Status: No longer standing
Type:
  • Public

Scotland County Courthouse and Jail

Wilkes County Courthouse (Wilkesboro, Wilkes County)

Wilkes Wilkesboro

1902

Contributors:
Dates: 1902
Location: Wilkesboro, Wilkes County
Street Address: E. Main St. at N. Bridge St., Wilkesboro, 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).
Note:

In a time-honored practice, the Wilkes County building committee visited courthouses in Laurinburg and Statesville (both by Wheeler's firm) and selected that design model, the architect, and even the same builder, L.W. Cooper and Company of Charlotte.

Wilkes County Courthouse

Wheeler, McMichael, and Company's Work Locations

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