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Atwood and Weeks

Founded: North Carolina, USA
Headquarters:
  • Durham, North Carolina
Trades:
  • Architect
NC Work Locations:
  • Durham, Durham County
  • Durham
  • Chapel Hill, Orange County
  • Orange
  • Raleigh, Wake County
  • Wake
Building Types:
  • Educational;
  • Public;
  • Residential
Styles & Forms:
  • Beaux-Arts;
  • Colonial Revival;
  • Georgian Revival;
  • Mission

Memorial Auditorium [Raleigh]

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Memorial Auditorium [Raleigh]

Biography

Atwood and Weeks was a prolific architectural firm established by engineer Thomas C. Atwood and architect H. Raymond Weeks in 1931, following the 1930 retirement of Atwood's former partner Arthur C. Nash. Weeks had worked for the firm of Atwood and Nash for several years before Nash's retirement, including projects for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After Atwood retired, Weeks continued for several years under his own name. For more information see entries on the individual architects and their works.

Author: Catherine W. Bishir.

Published 2015

Building List

J. E. Evans House (Raleigh, Wake County)

Wake Raleigh

1930

Variant Name(s):
  • John E. Evans House
Contributors:
  • Atwood and Weeks, architects;
  • Coffey Family, contractors;
  • John N. Coffey, contractor;
  • John W. Coffey, contractor;
  • John W. Coffey and Son, contractors
Dates: ca. 1930
Location: Raleigh, Wake County
Street Address: 1002 Vance St., Raleigh, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Residential
Images Published In:
  • Houses By Coffey, Charlotte Vestal Brown Papers, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.

J. E. Evans House

United States Post Office (Durham, Durham County)

Durham Durham

1934

Contributors:
Dates: 1934
Location: Durham, Durham County
Street Address: 323 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Public

United States Post Office

Memorial Auditorium (Raleigh, Wake County)

Wake Raleigh

1932

Contributors:
Dates: 1932; 1996-2001
Location: Raleigh, Wake County
Street Address: South St. at south end of Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC
Status: Altered
Type:
  • Public
Note:

Construction of the massive civic auditorium at the south terminus of Raleigh's principal commercial thoroughfare was a highly important project, especially given its timing in the early years of the Great Depression. Various architects hoped to gain the commission. The News and Observer reported on July 9, 1931, that Atwood and Weeks of Chapel Hill and Raleigh had been selected as the architects, noted that the firm was "formerly Atwood and Nash." The Raleigh Times of October 22, 1931, stated that contractor C. V. York was awarded the general contract on a bid of $225,696; additional contracts covered plumbing, heating, etc. The stone edifice with its powerful Doric portico was dedicated in May, 1932. An expansion by Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee harmonizes with the original building and reiterates the Doric portico designed to relate to the State Capitol at the opposite end of Fayetteville Street; the building was reopened in 2001.

Memorial Auditorium

Alderman Hall (Chapel Hill, Orange County)

Orange Chapel Hill

1937

Contributors:
Dates: 1937
Location: Chapel Hill, Orange County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Campus, Chapel Hill, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational
Note:

Blueprints for this project are held by the University of North Carolina Library, Chapel Hill, in Collection Number 40102, "Physical Plant of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1904-1963."

Woollen Gym (Chapel Hill, Orange County)

Orange Chapel Hill

1937

Contributors:
Dates: 1937
Location: Chapel Hill, Orange County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Campus, Chapel Hill, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Lenoir Dining Hall (Chapel Hill, Orange County)

Orange Chapel Hill

1939

Contributors:
Dates: 1939
Location: Chapel Hill, Orange County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Campus, Chapel Hill, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Kenan Dormitory (Chapel Hill, Orange County)

Orange Chapel Hill

1937

Contributors:
Dates: 1937-1939
Location: Chapel Hill, Orange County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Campus, Chapel Hill, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational
Note:

Blueprints for Kenan Hall are at the University of North Carolina Library, Chapel Hill, in Collection Number 40102, "Physical Plant of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1904-1963."

McIver Dormitory (Chapel Hill, Orange County)

Orange Chapel Hill

1937

Contributors:
Dates: 1937-1939
Location: Chapel Hill, Orange County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Campus, Chapel Hill, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational
Note:

For McIver Hall, 10 sheets of blueprints from Atwood and Weeks are held by the University of North Carolina Library, Chapel Hill, in Collection Number 40102, "Physical Plant of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1904-1963."

Wilson Hall (Chapel Hill, Orange County)

Orange Chapel Hill

1939

Contributors:
Dates: 1939
Location: Chapel Hill, Orange County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Campus, Chapel Hill, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Alexander Dormitory (Chapel Hill, Orange County)

Orange Chapel Hill

1939

Contributors:
Dates: 1939
Location: Chapel Hill, Orange County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Institute of Government (Chapel Hill, Orange County)

Orange Chapel Hill

1939

Contributors:
Dates: 1939
Location: Chapel Hill, Orange County
Street Address: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Campus, Chapel Hill, NC
Status: Standing
Type:
  • Educational

Atwood and Weeks's Work Locations

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