The renovation and partial restoration of the North Carolina executive mansion (1974-1976)

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Marie Sharpe Ham (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Mary Miller

Abstract: This study deals with the renovation and partial restoration of the North Carolina Executive Mansion from 1974 until 1976. The Mansion is significant because it has continuously housed and served twenty-three governors and first families for nearly a century: it has been the site of official State functions: it has housed the offices for ancillary support groups for the Executive branch. It is a historically and architecturally significant building. Since the Mansion was built in 1883 prior to the availability of modern conveniences and mechanical/technical systems, these have been added in a piecemeal fashion over the years. Many of these systems had become outdated and inadequate for current needs. The structure had deteriorated after a century of continuous use. Therefore, the Mansion was mechanically and structurally unsafe and uncomfortable for habitation.

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Language: English
Date: 1977

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