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Fireplace, Chowan County Courthouse, Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina

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

Title:
Fireplace, Chowan County Courthouse, Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Architecture, Georgian
County courthouses
Fireplaces
Original Format:
Color slides
Extent:
2 x 2 in.
Item identifier:
bh1095pnc010
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Location:
Edenton (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: Chowan County Courthouse (Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina)

Architect:
more info on Hawks, John (Architect) 
Built:
Street:
110-198 E King St
Community:
Edenton
State:
North Carolina
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:
The courthouse is attributed to British architect John Hawks, based on its similarity to Tryon Palace, but no documentation substantiates the attribution. The building 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
Architecture, Colonial
Courthouses
Wall panels
Assembly halls
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration
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