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Facade and Cornice, Durham Insurance Company Building

Durham Life Insurance Company (Raleigh, N.C.)

Item information

Title:
Facade and Cornice, Durham Insurance Company Building
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Skyscrapers
Facades
Office buildings
Art deco (Architecture)
Cornices
Sculpture
Item identifier:
ncar_N_94_5_231
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Location:
Wake County (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Beaux Arts to Modernism

Source information

Repository:
State Archives of North Carolina
Collection:
Division of Archives and History Photograph Collection (4.1) held by
Note field:
Not all materials from the physical collection may have been scanned. Images may have been enhanced for web access.
Rights:
Reproduction and use of this material requires permission from the North Carolina State Archives.
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:
NC
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

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