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Partial view, Burke County Courthouse, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina

Burke County Courthouse (Morganton, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Partial view, Burke County Courthouse, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Columns
County courthouses
Porticoes
Towers (Building divisions)
Original Format:
Color slides
Extent:
2 x 2 in.
Item identifier:
bh1056pnc002
Created Date:
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Location:
Morganton (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
Preservation North Carolina
Collection:
Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides) held by Preservation North Carolina
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 Preservation North Carolina. For general information see the Preservation North Carolina website (http://www.presnc.org).
RightsStatements.org:
In Copyright
For more information:
http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0
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: Burke County Courthouse (Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina)

Architectural note:
Architect Frank P. Milburn remodelled the courthouse in 1903, which gave it a Neoclassical appearance. The structure includes Doric porticos and a Baroque cupola.
Historical note:
The North Carolina Supreme Court met at the courthouse from 1847 until 1861. In 1976 the county moved to a new facility and the old courthouse was restored as a heritage museum and cultural center. The courthouse is the oldest in Western North Carolina and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location:
Morganton (N.C.)
Subjects:
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration
Art centers
Baroque
Buildings -- Remodeling for other use
County courthouses
Courthouses
Cupolas
Doric (Architectural style)
Historic buildings
Judicial buildings
Museums
National Register of Historic Places
North Carolina -- History
Porticoes
Revival, Classical (European revival style)