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Publisher Comments:

This portable field guide to the historic architecture of western North Carolina covers 1,200 historic buildings in 25 counties in the foothills and mountains. It introduces readers to the region's rich and diverse architectural heritage—from the log farmstead to the opulent mountain retreat, and from ancient earthen mounds of the Cherokee to twentieth-century hydroelectric dams and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Featuring more than 370 photographs and 36 maps, the guide is written for travelers and residents alike. It offers concise entries on notable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities, emphasizing buildings that are visible from the road and indicating sites that are open to the public.

A project of the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office of the Division of Archives and History and its western office in Asheville, the book reflects more than twenty-five years of fieldwork and research in the agency's statewide architectural survey and National Register of Historic Places programs. A previous volume covers eastern North Carolina and a future volume will cover the piedmont region.

Synopsis:

Introducing readers to the region's architectural heritage, this portable field guide features 1,200 historic buildings of western North Carolina. 370 photos. 36 maps.

Synopsis:

[A] prototype in establishing an increased level of accessibility for those wishing to explore architecture from a regional perspective.

Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians The book is a pleasure not only to read but also to use in the field.

Journal of Southern History A stunningly articulate, witty, artful, but dry-eyed introduction to the architecture of western North Carolina.

North Carolina Historical Review [F]ully demonstrates that there is no better evidence of the region's richly varied past and socioeconomic range than its architecture.

John C. Inscoe, author of Mountain Masters: Slavery and the Sectional Crisis in Western North Carolina Western North Carolina is blessed with marvelous historic architecture and this wonderful book captures it all.

Richard Moe, president, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Synopsis:

This illustrated field guide to the historic architecture of western North Carolina covers 1200 buildings in 25 counties, from Cherokee mounds to the Biltmore House.

About the Author

Jennifer Martin is National Register coordinator at the State Historic Preservation Office. She and Michael Southern were formerly preservation specialists with the Western Office of Archives and History in Asheville.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Introduction

The Blue Ridge Parkway

Foothills

Surry County

Wilkes County

Alexander County

Caldwell County

Burke County

McDowell County

Rutherford County

Polk County

Mountains

Alleghany County

Ashe County

Watauga County

Avery County

Mitchell County

Yancey County

Madison County

Buncombe County

Henderson County

Transylvania County

Haywood County

Jackson County

Macon County

Swain County

Graham County

Clay County

Cherokee County

Glossary

Bibliography and Sources of Information

Photography Credits

Index

Historical and Geographical Maps

North Carolina, showing principal regions, cities, and routes

Principal mountain ranges and river basins in western N.C.

Cherokee lands and sites in western N.C.

Collet map of N.C., 1770, showing part of the western region

Principal railroad construction in western N.C. to 1926 and western N.C. railroads as of 1998

Principal hydroelectric power sites in western N.C.

The Blue Ridge Parkway in N.C.

Regional and Site Maps

Western North Carolina

County map groupings

County

1. Surry

2. Wilkes

3. Alexander, Caldwell

4. Burke, McDowell

5. Rutherford, Polk

6. Alleghany, Ashe

7. Watauga, Avery

8. Mitchell, Yancey

9. Madison

10. Buncombe

11. Henderson Transylvania,

12. Haywood

13. Jackson, Macon

14. Swain, Graham

15. Clay, Cherokee

City

Mount Airy

Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro

Lenoir

Morganton

Marion

Rutherfordton

Tryon

Boone

Asheville

Hendersonville

Flat Rock

Brevard

Waynesville

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807847671
Author:
Bishir, Catherine W.
Author:
Martin, Jennifer F.
Author:
Southern, Michael T.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
Guidebooks
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - South
Subject:
Architecture -- North Carolina -- Guidebooks.
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
historic buildings; foothills; mountains; architectural heritage; log farmstead; earthen mounds; Cherokee; hydroelectric dams; Blue Ridge Parkway; notable buildings; neighborhoods; North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office; Division of Archives an
Subject:
historic buildings; foothills; mountains; architectural heritage; log farmstead; earthen mounds; Cherokee; hydroelectric dams; Blue Ridge Parkway; notable buildings; neighborhoods; North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office; Division of Archives an
Subject:
historic buildings; foothills; mountains; architectural heritage; log farmstead; earthen mounds; Cherokee; hydroelectric dams; Blue Ridge Parkway; notable buildings; neighborhoods; North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office; Division of Archives an
Subject:
History
Subject:
historic buildings; foothills; mountains; architectural heritage; log farmstead; earthen mounds; Cherokee; hydroelectric dams; Blue Ridge Parkway; notable buildings; neighborhoods; North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office; Division of Archives an
Subject:
historic buildings; foothills; mountains; architectural heritage; log farmstead; earthen mounds; Cherokee; hydroelectric dams; Blue Ridge Parkway; notable buildings; neighborhoods; North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office; Division of Archives an
Subject:
historic buildings; foothills; mountains; architectural heritage; log farmstead; earthen mounds; Cherokee; hydroelectric dams; Blue Ridge Parkway; notable buildings; neighborhoods; North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office; Division of Archives an
Subject:
historic buildings; foothills; mountains; architectural heritage; log farmstead; earthen mounds; Cherokee; hydroelectric dams; Blue Ridge Parkway; notable buildings; neighborhoods; North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office; Division of Archives an
Subject:
historic buildings; foothills; mountains; architectural heritage; log farmstead; earthen mounds; Cherokee; hydroelectric dams; Blue Ridge Parkway; notable buildings; neighborhoods; North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office; Division of Archives an
Subject:
historic buildings; foothills; mountains; architectural heritage; log farmstead; earthen mounds; Cherokee; hydroelectric dams; Blue Ridge Parkway; notable buildings; neighborhoods; North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office; Division of Archives an
Subject:
historic buildings; foothills; mountains; architectural heritage; log farmstead; earthen mounds; Cherokee; hydroelectric dams; Blue Ridge Parkway; notable buildings; neighborhoods; North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office; Division of Archives an
Subject:
historic buildings; foothills; mountains; architectural heritage; log farmstead; earthen mounds; Cherokee; hydroelectric dams; Blue Ridge Parkway; notable buildings; neighborhoods; North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office; Division of Archives an
Subject:
historic buildings; foothills; mountains; architectural heritage; log farmstead; earthen mounds; Cherokee; hydroelectric dams; Blue Ridge Parkway; notable buildings; neighborhoods; North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office; Division of Archives an
Subject:
historic buildings; foothills; mountains; architectural heritage; log farmstead; earthen mounds; Cherokee; hydroelectric dams; Blue Ridge Parkway; notable buildings; neighborhoods; North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office; Division of Archives an
Subject:
historic buildings; foothills; mountains; architectural heritage; log farmstead; earthen mounds; Cherokee; hydroelectric dams; Blue Ridge Parkway; notable buildings; neighborhoods; North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office; Division of Archives an
Subject:
Historic buildings
Subject:
foothills
Subject:
Mountains
Subject:
architectural heritage
Subject:
log farmstead
Subject:
earthen mounds
Subject:
Cherokee
Subject:
hydroelectric dams
Subject:
Blue Ridge Parkway
Subject:
notable buildings
Subject:
Neighborhoods
Subject:
North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office
Subject:
Division of Archives and History
Subject:
Asheville
Subject:
National Register of Historic Places
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
Economy
Subject:
Richard Hampton Jenrette Series in Architecture and the Decorative Arts
Subject:
Architecture-United States General
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Copyright:
Series:
Richard Hampton Jenrette Series in Architecture and the Decorative Arts
Publication Date:
April 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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Product details 496 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807847671 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Introducing readers to the region's architectural heritage, this portable field guide features 1,200 historic buildings of western North Carolina. 370 photos. 36 maps.
"Synopsis" by , [A] prototype in establishing an increased level of accessibility for those wishing to explore architecture from a regional perspective.

Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians The book is a pleasure not only to read but also to use in the field.

Journal of Southern History A stunningly articulate, witty, artful, but dry-eyed introduction to the architecture of western North Carolina.

North Carolina Historical Review [F]ully demonstrates that there is no better evidence of the region's richly varied past and socioeconomic range than its architecture.

John C. Inscoe, author of Mountain Masters: Slavery and the Sectional Crisis in Western North Carolina Western North Carolina is blessed with marvelous historic architecture and this wonderful book captures it all.

Richard Moe, president, National Trust for Historic Preservation

"Synopsis" by , This illustrated field guide to the historic architecture of western North Carolina covers 1200 buildings in 25 counties, from Cherokee mounds to the Biltmore House.
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