- Front view, Tryon Palace, New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina
- Original Format:
- 2 x 2 in.
- Item identifier:
New Bern (N.C.)
- Digital Project:
- Preservation North Carolina
- Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides) held by Preservation North Carolina
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- Hawks, John (Architect) more info on Hawks, John (Architect)
- Perry, William Graves more info on Perry, William Graves, architect
- 610 Pollock Street
- New Bern
- North Carolina
- Provenance note:
- The structure was North Carolina's colonial capitol and residence of Governor William Tryon. The Palace was reconstructed by the Tryon Palace Commission.
- Architectural note:
- Working together, Governor Tryon and architect John Hawks settled on a Georgian edifice in the Palladian manner for the colony's public building. The 2 1/2 story main block is centered on a pavilion with both land and water side entrances.
- Historical note:
- The original building burned in 1798, destroying most of the structure except for the west wing, and from 1952 to 1959, the Palace was reconstructed in its current form.
- General note:
- For full sets and explanations of Hawks's drawings for Tryon Palace, see Alonzo T. Dill, Jr., "Tryon's Palace, A Neglected Niche of North Carolina History," North Carolina Historical Review, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Apr. 1942).
New Bern (N.C.)
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration
Governors -- North Carolina
Historic buildings -- Fires and fire prevention
Pavilions (Garden structures)
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Wings (Building divisions)
- Latitude, Longitude:
- 35.107184, -77.043383