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View, Chowan County Courthouse, Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina

Chowan County Courthouse (Edenton, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
View, Chowan County Courthouse, Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
County courthouses
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph); 8 x 10 inches
Item identifier:
SHPO-N-71-1-305
Architect:
Created Date:
to
Created Date:
Description:
Architectural Note: The Chowan County Courthouse is attributed to Hawks based on its similarity to Tryon Palace, but no documentation substantiates the attribution.
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Location:
Edenton (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office
Collection:
State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) 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 Historic Preservation Office. For general information see their website (http://www.hpo.ncdcr.gov/).
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:
110-198 E King St
Community:
Edenton
State:
NC
Zip:
27932
Historical note:
The 1767 Chowan County Courthouse is considered one of the finest Georgian public buildings in the southern colonies. A 3.2 million dollar restoration of the courthouse was completed in October 2004. The structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historical Landmark.
Architectural note:
Possibly designed by British architect John Hawks, the courthouse contains an assembly room that has been referred to as the largest fully paneled room in the American colonies.
Location:
Edenton (N.C.)
Subjects:
County courthouses
Judicial buildings
Public buildings
Architecture, Georgian
Historic buildings
National Historic Landmarks
National Register of Historic Places
Latitude, Longitude:
36.057738, -76.608449
External Resources:
National Historic Landmarks Program: Chowan County Courthouse
Chowan County Courthouse National Register Nomination
Chowan County Courthouse National Register Nomination Photographs

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