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P63: C. Ford Peatross Collection on William Nichols

Creator: C. Ford Peatross

Extent: 394 images

Format(s): Black-and white photographs, xeroxgraphic prints, and art work

Access: not restricted

Useage Restrictions: Use is defined by the current policies of the North Carolina Collection.

Provenance: Gift of C. Ford Peatross, via Rachel Frew, Sloane Art Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Accession number 30899.

Biographical Sketches: C. Ford Peatross is Curator of the Center for Architecture, Design, and Engineering in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress and the Center for American Architecture, Design and Engineering. He was a former graduate student in the Department of Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among his writings, Peatross co-authored William Nichols, Architect with Robert O. Mellown, published by the University of Alabama Art Gallery in 1979.

Born in Bath, England, William Nichols (1777?–1854) immigrated to New Bern, North Carolina in 1800 and established himself as an architect. He became the state architect or engineer for North Carolina (1817–1826), Alabama (1827–1833), Louisiana (1834–1835), and Mississippi (1836–1848).

Collection Description: The collection consists of 394 photographs made primarily by C. Ford Peatross intended as illustrations for a dissertation, which was never completed, on architect William Nichols. The photographic collection includes images made in England, Alabama, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. of structures designed by Nichol's or structures that influenced his work. The table below lists the structures in North Carolina, arranged by county.


North Carolina Structures Illustrated in the Peatross Collection
Chowan County

Plates

Edenton

Chowan County Courthouse

99, 100, 101

Edenton

James Cathcart Johnston House, Hayes Plantation,

102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 114, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 122,123, 124, 125, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146

Edenton

Joseph Blount Skinner Law Office

149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155

Edenton

James Iredell House,

156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167

near Edenton

Shelton Plantation House

175

near Edenton

Mulberry Hill (Blount House)

181, 182, 190

Edenton

Beverly Hall (State Bank Branch and Blount House)

185, 186, 187

near Edenton

Athol

295, 296, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 303, 311

Craven County

Plates


Price, Jonathan. Map of New Bern, 1815.

38


A Civil War period map of New Bern.

39

New Bern

Donnel House and Law Office

40, 41, 42, 43, 47

New Bern

Smallwood House

44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50,51

New Bern

Bryan House and Law Office

52, 53, 54, 55, 78

New Bern

Isaac Taylor House

56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63

New Bern

Old Bank of New Bern

64, 65

New Bern

New Bern Academy

66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77

New Bern

Attmore-Oliver House

71

New Bern

Masonic Lodge and Theater

79, 80

New Bern

First Presbyterian Church

81,82, 83, 84, 85, 86

New Bern

St. Paul’s Church

87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97

New Bern

Coor-Gaston House

177

New Bern

Jones House

178

Cumberland County

Plates


A Map of Fayetteville, ca. 1825

201

Fayetteville

Halliday-Cameron House (Mrs. Fan Williams House)

202, 203, 204

Fayetteville

Bank of the United States Branch (McLeran-Adam-Sandford House, Fayetteville Women’s Club)

205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 217A

Fayetteville

House, 309 Dick Street

218

Fayetteville

Thornton House

219, 220

Fayetteville

Old Law Office

221

Fayetteville

Nimocks House

242

Fayetteville

“Myrtle Hall,” Judge Robert Strange House

243

Fayetteville

Town House (Old Market House)

367

Durham County

Plates


Fairntosh Plantation House

176

Franklin County

Plates

Louisburg

Person Place

179, 180

Lincoln County

Plates

near Iron Station

Ingleside (David Forney House)

197, 198, 199, 200

near Beatties Ford Plantation

River View, the Graham House

239, 240

Orange County

Plates


Gerrard Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

289, 290, 291


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

292

Hillsborough

Eagle Lodge No. 71, A. F. & A. M. (Masonic Lodge/King Street Opera House)

228, 229, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238

near Hillsborough

“Lochiel,” Mary Reed Anderson House

241, 245

Hillsborough

Hanks-Phillips-Hawks House (Ruffin-Roulhac House)

244, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255

near Hillsborough

John Berry House

256, 257, 258, 259, 260

Hillsborough

Hazell-Nash House

261

Hillsborough

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church

262

Pasquotank County

Plates

near South Mills

Morgan House

183, 184

Perquimans County

Plates

Harvey's Neck

Ashland (John Skinner House)

173

near Bethel

Harrell House

174

near Hertford

Cove Grove

304, 305, 307, 308

Durant's Neck

Land's End (James Leigh House)

306

near New Hope

Stockton (Granberry House)

309, 310

Surry County

Plates

Rockford

Surry County Courthouse

293

Rockford

York Tavern

294

Tyrrell County

Plates

Lake Phelps

Somerset Place

98

Vance County

Plates

near Williamsboro

Burnside (Jones-Hunt-Hamilton House)

192, 193, 194, 195, 196

Wake County

Plates

Raleigh

North Carolina State House

222, 223, 224, 226

Raleigh

North Carolina Capital

227

Raleigh

Mordecai House

263, 264, 265, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 283

Raleigh

Wake County Jail

284


A Map of Raleigh ca. 1885.

285

Raleigh

Governor’s “Palace”

286

Warren County

Plates

Littleton

Mosby Hall (Little Manor)

191


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