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Lobby floor ornament

Durham Life Insurance Building

Item information

Title:
Lobby floor ornament
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Detail drawings (Drawings)
Lobbies (Rooms)
Ornaments
Floors
Original Format:
Tracings; 820mm x 920mm
Item identifier:
mc00240-001-ff0280-001-001_0015
Created Date:
Genre:
Design and construction documents
Architectural drawings
Digital Project:
Beaux Arts to Modernism

Source information

Repository:
Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries
Collection:
Northup & O'Brien Architectural Records, 1917-1980 (MC00240) held by
Note field:
Not all materials from the physical collection may have been scanned. Images may have been enhanced for web access.
Rights:
For questions regarding copyright or permissions, please refer to our Reproduction, Use, Citation, and Copyright page (http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/about).
Funding:
Digitization of this image was partially supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Building:

Architect:
Built:
Street:
337 South Salisbury Street
Community:
Raleigh
State:
North Carolina
Zip:
27601
Provenance note:
The building was built for the Durham Life Insurance Co. of Raleigh.
Architectural note:
This Art Deco skyscraper features an exterior of limestone, and the lobby features pink marble, polished brass, and mirrors.
Historical note:
This building was one of the first in the nation to make use of Willis Carrier's air conditioning system specifically designed for tall buildings, the Conduit Weathermaster System.
Location:
Raleigh (N.C)
Subjects:
Art deco (Architecture)
Office buildings
Skyscrapers
Air conditioning
Latitude, Longitude:
35.7757645048, -78.6403298377