BOOKS ON NORTH CAROLINA ARCHITECTURE
AND COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL SURVEY PUBLICATIONS


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Introduction
     North Carolina takes pride in the tradition of state and local publications generated out of the architectural survey and research program of the State Historic Preservation Office. While the design and printing costs of most of these books have been borne by local or private sponsors (in some cases with federal or state grant assistance or revolving fund loans from the Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies), in almost every case the research, text, and photographs were compiled in surveys co-sponsored and supervised by the State Historic Preservation Office, usually with federal or state grant assistance.
      Until the mid-1970s, relatively few books and articles had been published about North Carolina's historic architecture. Two long out-of-print books -- Old Homes and Gardens of North Carolina by Archibald Henderson and Bayard Wooten (1939) and The Early Architecture of North Carolina by Frances Benjamin Johnston and Thomas Tileston Waterman (1941) -- are beloved classics and remain a source of inspiration for students of North Carolina history and architecture. Through the mid-twentieth century, a number of important articles on the state's historic architecture were published by Louise Hall of Duke University, John Allcott of the University of North Carolina, and Lawrence Wodehouse of North Carolina State University.
     Since the beginnings of the statewide architectural survey program in the 1970s, the State Historic Preservation Office has emphasized publication of local surveys to make the information available to the public. To date, over 40 county surveys and over 30 municipal surveys have been published, a record we believe unmatched by any other state. Most of these books offer an illustrated overview of local history and architectural development, plus a catalog of individual properties and neighborhoods. Several statewide thematic and general studies also have been published. A number have won national and state awards for excellence. Unfortunately, some of the local surveys are out of print, but most should be available at libraries within their respective communities. Copies of all books are available for inspection in the staff library of the Survey and Planning Branch.
     The authors of the local survey publications have generally been the consulting architectural historians who conducted the field surveys and research in the various counties and municipalities. Drawing on the information gathered in these local surveys, present and past staff members of the State Historic Preservation Office have authored or co-authored several of the statewide publications.

     The following list also includes a few works of related interest created independently of Historic Preservation Office programs, and a few unpublished survey reports available for study at the offices of the Survey and Planning Branch.

Statewide/Regional

North Carolina Architecture. Catherine W. Bishir, with photography by Tim Buchman. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press for the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, 1990. Award-winning overview of the state's architecture to 1940. To order, contact Preservation North Carolina, P.O. Box 27644, Raleigh NC 27611. 919/832-3652, or the UNC Press, Chapel Hill, 919/966-3561.
Architects and Builders in North Carolina: A History of the Practice of Building. Catherine W. Bishir, Charlotte V. Brown, Carl R. Lounsbury, and Ernest H. Wood III. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990. Out of print. Check your library and used book dealers.

Early Twentieth Century Suburbs in North Carolina. Catherine W. Bishir and Lawrence S. Earley, editors. Raleigh: North Carolina Office of Archives and History, 1985. To order, contact Jennifer Spivey, State Historic Preservation Office, 4617 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-4617. Telephone 919/733-6545. Out of print. 

A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Eastern North Carolina. Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996. The first of a three-volume field guide to the state's historic architecture, covering 41 tidewater and coastal plain counties from the coast to I-95. Click here for more information about the guidebook series. To order, contact the UNC Press, Chapel Hill, 919/966-3561.
A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Western North Carolina. Catherine W. Bishir, Michael T. Southern, and Jennifer F. Martin. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999. The second of a three-volume field guide to the state's historic architecture, covering 25 foothill and mountain counties. Click here for more information about the guidebook series. To order, contact the UNC Press, Chapel Hill, 919/966-3561.
A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina. Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003. (Available May 2003). The third of a three-volume field guide to the state's historic architecture, covering 34 central North Carolina counties. Click here for more information about the guidebook series. To order, contact the UNC Press, Chapel Hill, 919/966-3561.

A Travel Guide to Black Historical Sites and Landmarks in North Carolina. Lenwood G. Davis. Winston-Salem: Bandit Books, 1991. (May be available through several online bookstores, including amazon.com )

North Carolina's Metal Truss Bridges--An Inventory and Evaluation. George T. Fore. Published by the Office of Archives and History and the Department of Transportation, 1979. Out of Print.

North Carolina: An Inventory of Historic Engineering and Industrial Sites. Brent D. Glass. Published by the Historic American Engineering Record, National Park Service, 1975.

Exploring the Old Mills of North Carolina. Grimsley T. Hobbs. The Provincial Press, PO Box 2311, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. 1985. $9.95. (Should be available through amazon.com and possibly other online bookstores).

Architecture of the Old South: North Carolina. Mills Lane. Savannah, Georgia: Beehive Press, 1985. One of a series of excellent books by Mills Lane on the architecture of the southern states from the colonial through the antebellum periods. To order, contact the Beehive Foundation, P.O. Box 1121, Savannah, Georgia 31402. 800/896-9772.

Sticks and Stones: Three Centuries of North Carolina Gravemarkers. M. Ruth Little. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998. To order, contact Preservation North Carolina, P.O. Box 27644, Raleigh NC 27611. 919/832-3652, or the UNC Press, Chapel Hill, 919/966-3561.

North Carolina Lighthouses. David Stick. Order from the Historical Publications Section, Office of Archives and History.

Carolina Dwelling. Doug Swaim, editor. Raleigh: North Carolina State University School of Design Student Publication, 1978. A collection of essays on North Carolina's vernacular buildings and landscapes. To order, contact the N.C. State University School of Design, Raleigh. 919/515-2204



County and Municipal Survey Publications (Listed Alphabetically by County)



North Carolina Counties and Municipalities with Published Architectural Surveys.

PLEASE NOTE: Many of these books are out of print, but a few are still available from local sources. Contact information is given when known for those that are still available from a local sponsor. The State Historic Preservation Office no longer maintains copies of these books for sale, though all may be viewed in the HPO staff library in Raleigh by appointment during work hours Monday-Friday except holidays. Persons seeking out-of-print books will need to search with online or local used book dealers.

Address inquiries to:
Michael Southern
State Historic Preservation Office
4617 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27699-4617
telephone
919-807-6586
email michael.southern@ncmail.net

Alamance County

Alamance County Architectural Heritage. Carl Lounsbury, 1980. Published by the Alamance County Historic Properties Commission.

An Architectural History of Burlington, North Carolina. Allison Harris Black, 1987. Published by the Historic District Commission of the City of Burlington. Out of print, though some copies may still be available from the Alamance County Historical Museum, 4777 S. NC 62, Burlington, NC 27215, 336-226-8254.


Alleghany County

Alleghany Architecture: A Pictorial Survey. Jean Sizemore, 1983. Published by the Alleghany County Historic Properties Commission. Copies may still be available from the Alleghany Historical-Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 817, Sparta, NC 28675,  www.ahgs.org.


Brunswick County

The Architecture of Southport. Carl Lounsbury, 1979. Published by the Southport Historical Society. Order from the Southport Historical Society, PO Box 10014, Southport, NC 28461-0014. 


Buncombe County

Historic Architectural Resources of Downtown Asheville, North Carolina. David R. Black, 1979. Published by the City of Asheville.

Cabins and Castles: The History and Architecture of Buncombe County. Doug Swaim, 1981. Published by the City of Asheville and Buncombe County.  A facsimile edition is now avalable from Bright Mountain Books, Fairview, N.C.  www.brightmountainbooks.com , booksbmb@charter.net.

Asheville's Historic Montford District. Michael T. Southern, editor. 1985. The Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County.


Burke County

Historic Burke: An Architectural Inventory of Burke County, North Carolina. J. Randall Cotton and Suzanne Pickens Wylie, edited by Millie M. Barbee, 1987. Published by the Historic Burke Foundation. Out of print. 


Cabarrus County

The Historic Architecture of Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Peter R. Kaplan, 1981. Published by the City of Concord and Historic Cabarrus, Inc. Reprinted 2004 and now available from Historic Cabarrus, Inc. hiscab1@ctc.net  704-920-2465


Carteret County

The Historic Architecture of Morehead City: North Carolina's First Coastal Railroad Resort. M. Ruth Little, 2003. Published by the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association, Inc. Order directly from the DMCRA at director@downtownmoreheadcity.com or (252) 808-0440. 

Beaufort, North Carolina. Tony P. Wrenn, 1970. Published by the Office of Archives and History. Out of print.


Caswell County

An Inventory of Historic Architecture: Caswell County, North Carolina. Ruth Little-Stokes, 1979. Published by the Caswell County Historical Association.  This and other books about Caswell County are also available from the Caswell County Historical Association


Catawba County

Catawba County: An Architectural History. Sidney Halma, Project Director, 1991. Published by the Catawba County Historical Association. http://www.catawbahistory.org

From Tavern to Town: The Architectural History of Hickory, North Carolina. Kirk F. Mohney and Laura A. W. Phillips, 1988. Published by the City of Hickory Historic Properties Commission and the Hickory Landmarks Society, Inc. Out of print.


Chatham County

The Architectural Heritage of Chatham County, North Carolina. Rachel Osborn and Ruth Selden-Sturgill, 1991. Published by the Chatham County Historical Association. 


Cherokee County

Marble and Log: The History and Architecture of Cherokee County, North Carolina. Michael Ann Williams, edited by Dr. Carl Dockery, 1984. Published by the Cherokee County Historical Museum. Order directly from the Cherokee County Historical Museum


Chowan County

Edenton: An Architectural Portrait. Thomas R. Butchko, 1992. Published by the Edenton Woman's Club. Order at  http://ehcnc.org/gift-shop-tickets/books/ or contact the Edenton Historical Commission, the Barker House, 505 S. Broad St., Edenton NC 27932, 252-482-7800.

Between the River and the Sound: The Architectural Heritage of Chowan County, North Carolina. By Thomas R. Butchko and Bradley A. Barker, edited by J. Daniel Pezzoni, Charles and Marilyn Racine, and Nancy Van Dolsen, 2012. Published by the Edenton Woman's Club. Order at http://ehcnc.org/gift-shop-tickets/books/ or contact the Edenton Historical Commission, the Barker House, 505 S. Broad St., Edenton NC 27932, 252-482-7800.


Cleveland County

Architectural Perspectives of Cleveland County, North Carolina. Edited by J. Daniel Pezzoni, historical survey by Brian R. Eades, 2003. Published by the Cleveland County Historic Preservation Taskforce. Order directly from the Cleveland County HPTF, P.O. Box 1210, Shelby NC 28151. 

Craven County

The Historic Architecture of New Bern and Craven County, North Carolina. Peter B. Sandbeck, 1988. Published by the Tryon Palace Commission. Order directly from Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens.

A New Bern Album. John B. Green III, 1985. Published by the Tryon Palace Commission. Order directly from Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens.


Davidson County

Building the Back Country: An Architectural History of Davidson County, North Carolina. Paul Baker Touart, 1987. Published by the Davidson County Historical Association. Out of print.


Davie County

The Historic Architecture of Davie County, North Carolina: An Inventory Analysis and Documentary Catalogue. Kirk Franklin Mohney, 1986. Published by the Davie County Historical and Geneological Society. Copies are available for purchase from the Davie County Public Library, 371 N. Main St., Mocksville, NC 27028-2115. Phone 336-751-2023. 


Duplin County

Along the Banks of the Old Northeast: The Historical and Architectural Development of Duplin County, North Carolina. Jennifer F. Martin, 2000. Published by the Duplin County Historical Foundation. Order directly from the Duplin County Historical Foundation, P.O. Box 220, Rose Hill, NC 28458. 

Front Porches, Front Parlors: The Historic Architecture of Faison, North Carolina. Frank W. Ainsley, 1994.


Durham County

The Durham Architectural and Historic Inventory. Claudia P. Roberts and Diane Lea, 1982. Published by the City of Durham. Out of print.

An Inventory of Edgemont and East Durham: Early Textile Mill Villages. Pat Dickinson, editor. 1980. Published by the Durham Technical Institute.

An Inventory of the Cleveland Avenue/Holloway Street Neighborhood. Pat Dickinson, editor. 1981. Published by the Durham Technical Institute.


Edgecombe County

"Rural Architectural Heritage of Edgecombe County, North Carolina." Henry V. Taves, 1985. (Unpublished survey report in collection of Survey and Planning Branch, Raleigh)


Forsyth County

Architectural Guide to Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Edwin E. Bouldin, Jr., 1978. Published by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Winston-Salem Section. Out of print.

From Frontier to Factory: An Architectural of History of Forsyth County. Gwynne Taylor, 1981. Published by the Winston-Salem and Forsyth County Historic Properties Commission and the Joint City/County Planning Board. Out of print.


Franklin County

Early Architecture of Franklin County (Revised Edition). T. H. Pearce, 1988. Published by the Franklin County Historical Society.

The Historic District of Louisburg, North Carolina: A Catalog and History of Surviving 18th, 19th, and Early 20th Century Structures. Vickie E. Mason, 1990. Published by the Town of Louisburg.


Gaston County

The Architectural Heritage of Gaston County, North Carolina. Kim Withers Brengle, 1982. Published by Gaston County. 


Gates County

Forgotten Gates: The Historical Architecture of a Rural North Carolina County. Thomas R. Butchko, 1991. Published by the Gates County Historical Society. Contact the Gates County Historical Society, Old Gates County Courthouse, PO Box 98, Gates, NC 27937, (252) 357-1733.


Granville County

Heritage and Homesteads: The History and Architecture of Granville County, North Carolina. Marvin A. Brown and Andrew J. Carlson, 1988. Published by the Granville County Historical Society, Inc. Available from the Granville County Historical Society Museum, Oxford. Telephone (919) 693-9706, email gcmuseum@earthlink.net


Greene County

Greene Along Contentnea: The Architectural History of Greene County, North Carolina.  Penne Smith Sandbeck, 2009. Published by the Greene County Arts and Historical Society.  $60 plus $5 shipping and handling. Contact: Greene County Museum, PO  Box 266, Snow Hill, NC, 28580, 252-747-1999.


Guilford County Greensboro: An Architectural Record. Marvin A. Brown, 1995. Published by Preservation Greensboro, Inc. Order directly from Preservation Greensboro, Inc. Telephone 336-272-5003 or email info@blandwood.org .

The Architecture of High Point, North Carolina: A History and Guide to the City's Houses, Churches, and Public Buildings.
Benjamin Briggs. 2008.  Published by The History Press.

Architectural Resources: An Inventory of Historic Architecture (High Point, Jamestown, Gibsonville, Guilford County). H. McKeldon Smith, 1979. Published by the Division of Archives and History. Out of print.

An Inventory of Historic Architecture: Greensboro, North Carolina. Ruth Little- Stokes, 1976. Published by the City of Greensboro. Out of print.


Halifax County

The Historic Architecture of Halifax County, North Carolina. Henry V. Taves, Allison H. Black and David R. Black; edited by Drucilla H. York and J. Daniel Pezzoni, 2010. Published by the Halifax County Historical Association.  The book is available at the Halifax County Library in Halifax during regular office hours or may be ordered by mail. Call 252-583-3631 for information. Cost is $75.00 with $10.00 shipping and handling if orderning by mail. Write the Halifax County Historical Association, PO Box 12, Halifax, NC 27839.


Haywood County

Canton: The Architecture of Our Home Town. Camille Wells, 1986. Published by the Canton Historical Commission.

Haywood Homes and History. Betsy Farlow, Dan Lane, Duane Oliver, editors, 1993.


Hyde County

Landmarks of Hyde County, North Carolina: The Mainland and Ocracoke Island.  Claudia R. Brown and Diane E. Lea; edited by J. Daniel Pezzoni, 2007. Published by the Hyde County Historical and Genealogical Society.  Click here for ordering information


Iredell County

An Inventory of Historic Architecture: Iredell County, North Carolina. Ruth Little-Stokes, 1978. Published by the Iredell County, City of Statesville, Town of Mooresville, and Iredell County Historic Properties Commission.


Johnston County

An Inventory of Historic Architecture: Smithfield, North Carolina. Mary Shoemaker, 1977. Published by the Town of Smithfield. 

Historic Architecture of Selma, North Carolina. Thomas A. Greco, 1980. Published by the Town of Selma.


Lee County

The History and Architecture of Lee County, North Carolina. J. Daniel Pezzoni, 1995. Published by The Railroad House Historical Association, Inc. Out of print.


Lenoir County

Coastal Plain and Fancy: The Historic Architecture of Lenoir County and Kinston, North Carolina. M. Ruth Little, 1998. Published by the City of Kinston and the Lenoir County Historical Association. Order directly from the Lenoir County Historical Association.

Kinston's Architecture, 1762-1930: An Inventory and History. Martha A. Dreyer, 1981. Published by the City of Kinston, North Carolina.


Lincoln County

Our Enduring Past: A Survey of 235 Years of Life and Architecture in Lincoln County, North Carolina. Marvin A. Brown and Maurice C. York, 1986. Published by the Lincoln County Historic Properties Commission. Order directly from the Lincoln County Museum of History, 403 East Main Street, Lincolnton NC 28092, 704-748-9090.


Martin County

Martin Architectural Heritage: The Historic Structures of a Rural North Carolina County. Thomas R. Butchko, Editor, 1998. Incorporating the Essays of Donna Dodenhoff and Thomas R. Butchko. Published by the Martin County Historical Society. Order from the Martin County Historical Society, P. O. Box 468, Williamston, NC 27892. 

The Historic Architecture of Hamilton, North Carolina. Mary Shoemaker, 1979. Published by the Historic Hamilton Commission. 


Mecklenburg County

"Charlotte Neighborhood Survey: An Architectural Inventory, Vol. 1: The City: History, Planning and Architecture." Thomas W. Hanchett, 1983. (Unpublished survey report in collection of Survey and Planning Branch, Raleigh)

"Charlotte Neighborhood Survey: An Architectural Inventory, Vol. 2: The Neighborhoods: Center City, Biddleville, Dilworth, Myers Park." Thomas W. Hanchett, 1983. (Unpublished survey report in collection of Survey and Planning Branch, Raleigh)


Moore County

Perspective On a Resort Community: Historic Buildings Inventory of Southern Pines, North Carolina. Ann C. Alexander, 1981. Published by the Town of Southern Pines. 


Nash County

Central City Historic Buildings Inventory, Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Kate Mearns, 1979. Published by the Central City Revitalization Corporation.

The History and Architecture of Nash County, North Carolina. Richard L. Mattson, 1987. Published by the Nash County Planning Department.


New Hanover County

Wilmington, North Carolina. Tony Wrenn, 1984. Published by the University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, Virginia. Out of print. Check with online or local used book dealers to search for a used copy.

Historic Architecture of New Hanover County, North Carolina. Davyd Foard Hood, Christopher Martin, and Edward F. Turberg, 1986. Published by the New Hanover County Planning Department. Availability unknown. Contact the New Hanover County Planning Department, (910) 798-7165.

Carolina Heights: The Preservation of an Urban Neighborhood in Wilmington, North Carolina. S. Carol Gunter, 1982. Published by the City of Wilmington. Out of print.


Onslow County

The Architectural History of Onslow County, North Carolina. J. Daniel Pezzoni, 1998. Published by the Onslow County Museum, Richlands. Available from the Onslow County Museum, 301 S. Wilmington Street, Richlands, NC 28574, phone 910-324-5008. 


Orange County

The Town and Gown Architecture of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1795-1975M. Ruth Little, 2006.  Published by the University of North Carolina Press. Available from the UNC Press and the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill

The Campus at Chapel Hill: Two Hundred Years of Architecture. John V. Allcott, 1986. Published by the Chapel Hill Historical Society.

Carrboro, North Carolina: An Architectural and Historic Inventory. Claudia Roberts Brown, Burgess McSwain, and John Florin, 1983. Published by the Carrboro Appearance Commission.

Photocensus: A Photographic Survey of Buildings in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Susan McArtor Bellinger, 1992. Published privately.


Pamlico County

Pamlico County Imagery. Angela Barnett, 1980. Published by the Pamlico County Historical Association. Out of print.


Pasquotank County

On the Shores of the Pasquotank: The Architectural Heritage of Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County, North Carolina. Thomas R. Butchko, 1989. Published by the Museum of the Albemarle. Out of print.


Perquimans County

The Historic Architecture of Perquimans County, North Carolina. Dru Haley and Raymond A. Winslow, 1982. Published by the Town of Hertford. Available through the Newbold-White House Historic Site, PO Box 103, Hertford NC 27944, 252-426-7567, email nbhw@inteliport.com, www.newboldwhitehouse.com


Pitt County

The Historic Architecture of Pitt County, North Carolina. Scott Power, 1991. Published by the Pitt County Historical Society, Inc. Available from the Eastern Office of Archives and History, Greenville, 252-830-6580, and from the Pitt County Historical Society, 252-753-5446. Call for pricing and ordering information.

The Architectural Heritage of Greenville, North Carolina. Kate Ohno, Mary Hollis Barnes, edited by Michael Cotter, 1989. Published by the Greenville Area Preservation Association. Available from the Eastern Office of Archives and History, Greenville, 252-830-6580. Call for pricing and ordering information.


Polk County

An Architectural and Historical Survey of Tryon, North Carolina. Robert Leary and Associates, 1979. Published by the Polk County Historical Association.


Randolph County

Architectural History of Randolph County, North Carolina. Lowell McKay Whatley, Jr. 1985. Published by the City of Asheboro and the County of Randolph. 


Richmond County

The Architectural History of Richmond County, North Carolina. J. Daniel Pezzoni, editor; based on the work of Edward J. Turberg and others, 2008. Published by the Richmond County Historical Society; http://rchs-nc.net/ 


Robeson County

An Architectural and Historical Survey of Central Lumberton, N.C. Robert Leary and Associates, 1979. Published by the City of Lumberton and the Office of Archives and History.

An Inventory of Historic Architecture of Maxton, N.C. Philip Letsinger, 1982. Published by the Maxton Historical Society.


Rockingham County

An Architectural and Historical Survey of Madison, N.C. Claudia Roberts and Diane Lea, 1979. Published by the Town of Madison. Out of print.

Reidsville, North Carolina: An Inventory of Historic and Architectural Resources. Laura A. W. Phillips, 1981. Published by the Reidsville Historic Properties Commission. 

A Tale of Three Cities: Eden's Heritage, A Pictorial Survey. Claudia Roberts Brown, edited by M. Ruth Little, 1986. Published by the Eden Historic Properties Commission. New edition published 2000. Contact the Planning and Inspections Department, 308 E. Stadium Drive, Eden, NC 27288. 336-623-2110. 


Rowan County

The Architecture of Rowan County: A Catalogue and History of Surviving 18th, 19th, and Early 20th Century Structures. Davyd Foard Hood, 1983. Published by the Rowan County Historic Properties Commission. 2001 edition now available. Order directly from the Historic Salisbury Foundation.

The Spencer Architectural and Historic Inventory. Martha A. Dreyer, 1984. Published by the Town of Spencer.


Rutherford County

The Historic Architecture of Rutherford County. Kimberly I. Merkel, 1983. Published by the Rutherford County Arts Council, Inc.


Sampson County

An Inventory of Historic Architecture: Sampson County, N.C. Thomas R. Butchko, 1981. Published by the City of Clinton.


Stanly County

Badin: A Town at the Narrows, An Historical and Architectural Survey. Brent Glass and Pat Dickinson, 1982. Published by the Stanly County Historical Properties Commission.

Stanly County: The Architectural Legacy of a Rural North Carolina County. Donna Dodenhoff, 1992. Published by Albemarle-Stanly County Historic Preservation Commission. 


Surry County

Simple Treasures: The Architectural Legacy of Surry County. Laura A. W. Phillips, 1987. Published by the Surry County Historical Society. Order directly from the Surry County Historical Society, PO Box 70, Siloam, NC 27047. 


Transylvania County

Transylvania: The Architectural History of a Mountain County. Laura A.W. Phillips and Deborah Thompson, 1998. Published by the Transylvania County Joint Historic Preservation Commission. Order from Highlands Bookstore, 480 North Broad Street, Brevard, NC 28712, 828-884-2424.


Union County

An Inventory of Historic Architecture: Monroe, N.C. Mary Ann Lee, 1978. Published by the City of Monroe.

Sweet Union: An Architectural and Historical Survey of Union County, North Carolina. Suzanna S. Pickens, 1990. Published by the Union County Board of Commissioners, Monroe-Union County Historical Properties Commission, and Union County Historical Society. Order directly from the Monroe-Union Historic Properties Commission, PO Box 282, Monroe NC 28110-0282. Phone 704/289-6737. 


Vance County

An Inventory of Historic Architecture: Henderson, N.C. A. Melanie Murphy, 1979. Published by the City of Henderson.


Wake County

The Historic Architecture of Wake County, North Carolina. Kelly Lally, 1994. Published by Wake County Government. Available from Capital Area Preservation. (919) 833-6404 and the Raleigh City Museum

The Raleigh Historic Inventory. Linda Harris, 1978. Published by the City of Raleigh and the Raleigh Historic Properties Commission.

Early Raleigh Neighborhoods and Buildings. Linda Harris/City of Raleigh Planning Department, 1983. Published by the City of Raleigh. Out of print.

Culture Town: Life in Raleigh's African American Communities. Linda Simmons-Henry and Linda Harris Edmisten, 1993. Published by the Raleigh Historic Districts Commission, Inc.  Available from the Raleigh City Museum.


Warren County

The Architecture of Warren County, North Carolina, 1770s to 1860s. Kenneth McFarland, 2001. Published by the Warren County Historical Association. Available directly from the Warren County Historical Association, PO Box 441, Warrenton NC 25789.


Watauga County

The Architectural History of Watauga County, North Carolina. J. Daniel Pezzoni, editor; based on inventories by Deborah J. Thompson, Elizabeth C. Stevens, and Tony N. VanWinkle. 2009. Published by the Watauga County Historical Society. Available from the Watauga County Historical Society. The book is also for sale locally at the Boone and Valle Crucis locations of the Mast General Store, the Jones House Community Center in downtown Boone, and other retail and community outlets in Watauga County. 


Wayne County

Glimpses of Wayne County, North Carolina: An Architectural History. J. Daniel Pezzoni, editor; based on an inventory and manuscript by Penne Smith. 1998. Published by the Wayne County Historical Association. Order directly from the Wayne County Museum.

An Architectural Inventory of Goldsboro, North Carolina. Barbara Hammond, 1987. Published by the City of Goldsboro. Order directly from the Wayne County Museum.


Wilson County

Wilson, N.C., Historic Buildings Inventory. Robert C. Bainbridge and Kate Ohno, 1980. Published by the City of Wilson.

Wilson County Architectural Heritage. Kate Ohno, 1981. Published by Wilson County.


Yadkin County

Historical Architecture of Yadkin County, North Carolina. Kirk Franklin Mohney, edited by Lewis Brumfield, 1987. Published by the Yadkin County Historical Society.



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