North Carolina Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings

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Starnes Jewelers
Albemarle, NC
Acme-McCrary Corporation
Asheboro, NC
Starnes Jewelers was established in 1898. This building was erected in 1907. This storefront was part of a remodeling in the late 1920s. The Carrara glass tiles were added then. The facade was restored around 1990. [map]

This Acme-McCrary Corporation building appears to be from the 1940s. A skywalk connects this building to an older one. The company is a hosiery manufacturer. [map]

Randolph Hospital
Asheboro, NC
The Randolph Hospital was built in 1932. Stairs leading to this entrance were removed and other features were altered during a 1951 remodeling. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

former S&W Cafeteria
Asheville, NC
The S&W Cafeteria opened in 1929. It was part of a chain with locations in North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, and Washington, DC. S&W left the building in 1974 and a few other restaurants and businesses operated there after that. After being vacant for several years, in 2008, the S&W Steak & Wine restaurant opened here. The upper floors were converted into condos. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. There is another former Art Deco S&W Cafeteria in Knoxville, TN. [map]

City Hall

Cary, NC
The WPTF transmitter building was constructed in 1934. It was expanded and remodeled around 1942. The building is still in use by the station. [map]

Century Building
Charlotte, NC
The Century Building was designed by Charles Christian Hook and built from 1925-1926. The terra cotta facade was restored in the 1980s. [map]

Snow Building
Durham, NC
The Snow Building was built in 1933. [map]

Fire Department Headquarters
Goldsboro, NC
This Fire Department Headquarters was built in 1939 as a WPA project. This facility closed in 1976 when the fire department relocated. The building was later used for a variety of uses. It was condemned in 2005 and nearly demolished in 2006. Although the building was restored, I believe it is still vacant. For more, see this website. [map]

Pet Dairy [gone]

Salisbury Building
Salisbury, NC
The Salisbury Building was built in 1928. [map]

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