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Spire, North Carolina School for the Deaf, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina

North Carolina School for the Deaf (Morganton, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Spire, North Carolina School for the Deaf, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Architecture, Queen Anne
School buildings
Bartizans
Spires
Original Format:
Color slides
Extent:
2 x 2 in.
Item identifier:
bh1057pnc001
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).
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: North Carolina School for the Deaf (Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina)

Architect:
more info on Bauer, Gustavus Adolphus, 1858-1898 
Built:
Street:
US 64 at Fleming Drive
Community:
Morganton
State:
North Carolina
Provenance note:
In 1891 the state legislature authorized a school for the deaf, and the city of Morganton donated lands and funds for its construction there. The school was designed by Adolphus Gustavus Bauer (architect).
Architectural note:
The school is an E-shaped institutional plan with Queen Anne composition, including bartizans, spires, and double porches.
Historical note:
Part of the school burnt down in 1898, and the structure is Bauer's last surviving major work in North Carolina. The school is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location:
Morganton (N.C.)
Subjects:
School buildings
Deafness
Historic buildings -- Fires and fire prevention
Health facilities
Architecture, Queen Anne
Bartizans
Deaf -- Education
Deaf
Double porches
National Register of Historic Places
Spires
Historic buildings
Fire damage
Lost architecture