State Fairgrounds Exhibition Buildings
Atwood and Nash, architects; Thomas C. Atwood, engineer; Arthur C. Nash, architect
Raleigh, Wake County
Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC
Images Published In:
Melton Alonza McLaurin, The North Carolina State Fair: The First 150 Years (2003).
Although some sources erroneously attribute the festive and elaborate design of the fair’s entrance and exhibit buildings to Atwood and Weeks, it was designed by Atwood and Nash, as reported in the Raleigh Times of Nov. 2, 1924. Drawings by the firm also survive. In conversation with the author of this biography, Arthur Nash’s daughter Katharine Nash Caldwell cited her father’s role in the design. Drawings are said to exist but have not yet been located.