Saturday, June 10, 2006

Chapel Hill Modern

Photo: Roland Giduz for Chapel Hill News Leader, 1954; North Carolina Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill

Photo: Barbara Wishy for Preservation North Carolina, 2003

A follow-up tour of mid-century modern structures in Chapel Hill wouldn't be hard to get up. Terry Waugh designed this house for Dr. William and Bea Fleming. There are four other Waugh houses in the same block and numerous others in town. A West Coast influence was brought to Chapel Hill by architect/planner Jim Webb, whose practice included Don Stewart and others. Stewart designed the old Chapel Hill Library building, for which the town is in the process of negotiating a historic preservation easement with Preservation North Carolina. Harwell Hamilton Harris did some residential design here. There are a few of Carl Koch's Techbuilt modular homes. There's a Lustron. Lots of possibilities.

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