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M. E. (Martin Evans) Boyer, Jr. papers

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Identifier: MS0094
Overview Papers documenting approximately 160 projects by a Charlotte architect best known for homes he designed in the Eastover and Myers Park neighborhoods. Includes architectural drawings, project files, photographs, printed material, correspondence, and trade catalogs. Also includes information on the preservation of the Charlotte Mint and material on Boyer's brother-in-law, diplomat Herschel V. Johnson. Many of the documents are photocopies.

Jack O. Boyte papers

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Identifier: MS0367
Overview Collection 367 is a small arrangement of papers, concerning primarily Jack Boyte’s career in architectural preservation in Charlotte, North Carolina in the late twentieth century.

Brown and Alexander (née Biberstein, Bowles, Meacham & Reed) records

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Identifier: MS0148
Overview Records of a Charlotte, North Carolina architectural firm founded in 1905 by Richard C. Biberstein (1859-1931), who had come to Charlotte in 1887. The firm became Biberstein & Bowles, Inc. then Biberstein, Bowles & Meacham later Biberstein, Bowles, Meacham & Reed and eventually Brown and Alexandera. Contains job files and drawings for projects, primarily textile mills and villages in North Carolina and Virginia. Also includes similar material for residences, schools, churches,...

FreemanWhite Associates drawings

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Identifier: MS0003
Overview Architectural drawings, dated 3/6/1928, for a city-owned garage designed by Charles Christian Hook, the founder of FreemanWhite and Charlotte's first professional architect, and for an addition to the city's Health Department building by his son, Walter Hook, dated March 1948.

Dorothy Graves papers

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Identifier: MS0170
Overview Papers of one of the first female landscape architects in North Carolina. Consists primarily of specifications, blueprints, and photographs of landscaping projects in Washington, D.C. (1933-37). Also includes designs she completed while a student at Cornell University (1926) and two projects by her husband, S. Porter Graves, an associate of Walter W. Hook.

Ralfe Mesrobian architectural records

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Identifier: MS0470
Scope and Contents The Ralfe Mesrobian records document Mesrobian's architectural practice from the 1950s through the early years of the twenty-first century. The bulk of the collection derives from Mesrobian's own firm, founded in 1956. Mesrobian's practice focused on both residential and commercial buildings and undertook numerous projects for the K-Mart Corporation. Although the geographical focus of much of the work represented in the collection is Charlotte, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas, the...

Arthur Gould Odell papers

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Identifier: MS0098
Overview Primarily biographical material about a prominent Charlotte architect and advertising material relating to Odell Associates, Inc., the firm he founded in 1940. Also includes central area and cultural plans for Charlotte and Raleigh, a film documenting the opening of the Charlotte Coliseum/Ovens Auditorium complex in 1955, and a pictorial map of historic sites in Cabarrus County.

James Norman Pease papers

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Identifier: MS0097
Overview Items relating to a prominent Charlotte architect and to J. N. Pease Associates, the firm he founded in 1938. Includes drawings of Charlotte's Central High School, a transcript of an interview with Dean W. Colvard, and advertising brochures about the firm.

William H. Peeps papers

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Identifier: MS0009
Overview Primarily floor plans and photographs of homes and other buildings designed by an early Charlotte architect. Also includes biographical material, clippings, and a photocopy of a book describing Peeps's work.