Friday, May 21, 2010

North Carolina Built Heritage: Buncombe County

The Built Heritage of Buncombe County

The Built Heritage of North Carolina

"The Built Heritage of North Carolina" provides access to documentation on hundreds of buildings and structures in North Carolina dating from the 1700s to the early 1900s. Buildings represented in this project include well-known examples of historic architecture, such as Baldhead Lighthouse, the Bellamy Mansion in Wilmington, and Blandwood in Greensboro. Also covered are such lesser known but historically significant structures as the Jordan House in Bertie County (one of the earliest brick buildings in the state) and the Allison-Deaver House in Transylvania County (one of the oldest frame dwellings west of the Blue Ridge). Several buildings in Beaufort, Bethabara, Hillsborough, and Old Salem, as well as Mecklenburg and Wake Counties, are included.

For "Built Heritage," the NCSU Libraries is partnering with Preservation North Carolina (PNC) to digitize 2,731 measured drawings and 5,150 photographs and making them accessible in an online image database. During 2008-2009, additions to this website will include a timeline of architectural styles, maps for locating individual buildings, virtual 3-D models of 16 historic structures, and links to other resources on historic architecture in North Carolina.

View all Built Heritage images.


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