Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1947. Original edition. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. xxii, 290, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs; book plate for Gerhardt Kramer inside front cover. Stamped by Hugo Graf on front endpaper. Both were architects in St. Louis that designed numerous significant buildings in Missouri. Very Good; front endpapers reinforced with book repair tape. Item #21166
The early architecture of America is usually spoken of as English colonial, or French or Spanish colonial; that of North Carolina may properly be called colonial. It is more indigenous, more fully American in flavor. It is a foretaste of the intermingling of architectural strains that blossomed into a more unified style beyond the mountains when the western territories grew up. This book covers pioneer dwellings, the domestic architecture of the Tidewater and Piedmont regions, and the early churches and public buildings. The photographs are magnificent.