Patterson, Henry J. (1805-1886)

Birthplace:

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Residences:

  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Oberlin, Ohio

Trades:

  • Brickmaker
  • Brickmason
  • Plasterer

NC Work Locations:

Building Types:

Henry J. Patterson (1805-Dec. 28, 1886) was a prominent free brickmason of color who was active in North Carolina and Ohio. For detailed information see the joined entry on him and his brother John E. Patterson (1804-1880).

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  • Governor's Palace

    Contributors:
    James Calder, builder (1814-1816); Dabney Cosby, contractor (1855); William Nichols, architect (ca. 1820-1825); Henry J. Patterson, brickmason (1849)
    Dates:
    1814-1816; ca. 1820-1825 [addition]; 1849 [repairs]; 1855 [addition]
    Location:
    Raleigh, Wake County
    Street Address:
    South St. at Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC
    Status:
    No longer standing
    Type:
    Public
    Images Puslished In:
    Catherine W. Bishir and J. Marshall Bullock, "Mr. Jones Goes to Richmond: A Note on the Influence of Alexander Parris's Wickham House," Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 43.1 (Mar. 1984), reprinted in Catherine W. Bishir, Southern Built: American Architecture, Regional Practice (2006).
    C. Ford Peatross, William Nichols, Architect (1979).
    Elizabeth C. Waugh, North Carolina's Capital, Raleigh (1967).
    Note:
    Modeled after the plan of the Wickham House (1811-1812) in Richmond, Virginia, the brick building was razed in 1885.

  • North Carolina State Capitol

    Contributors:
    William W. Birth, superindendent, masonry department (1833-1834); Thomas Bragg, Sr., supervisor (1830s); John J. Briggs, carpenter (1830s); Thomas H. Briggs, Sr., carpenter (1830s); Alexander Jackson Davis, architect (1830s); William Drummond, supervisor (1830s); Robert Findlater, stonecutter (1830s); Asa King, carpenter (1830s); William Murdoch, stonecutter (1830s); William Nichols, architect (1830s); William Nichols, Jr., architect (1830s); David Paton, architect and supervisor (1830s); Henry J. Patterson, brickmaker (1830s); William Percival, architect (1858); James Puttick, stonecutter (1830s); William Strickland, consulting architect (1830s); William Stronach, stonecutter (1830s); Town and Davis, architects (1830s); Ithiel Town, architect (1830s)
    Dates:
    1833-1840
    Location:
    Raleigh, Wake County
    Street Address:
    Union Square, Raleigh, NC
    Status:
    Standing
    Type:
    Public
    Images Puslished In:
    Catherine W. Bishir, North Carolina Architecture (1990).
    Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina (2003).
    Edward T. Davis and John L. Sanders, A Romantic Architect in Antebellum North Carolina: The Works of Alexander Jackson Davis (2000).
    Note:
    Although sometimes credited solely to Town and Davis, the design of the capitol was the result of a sequence of work by William Nichols, Sr. and Jr., Town and Davis, and David Paton, with advice from William Strickland. For a fuller explanation of the chronology and contributions of architects involved in the State Capitol, see Bishir, North Carolina Architecture and other sources cited herein.

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