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The Architecture of William NicholsBuilding the Antebellum South in North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi$
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Paul Hardin Kapp

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781628461381

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2016

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628461381.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.3) Introduction
Source:
The Architecture of William Nichols
Author(s):

Paul Hardin Kapp

Todd Sanders

William Seale

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628461381.003.0010

The introductory chapter is an overview of William Nichols the man and William Nichols the architect. It details how the author became intimately familiar with Nichols’s work while serving as the historic architect for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kapp explores this simple question: Why is a man who had designed and built so many significant pieces of architecture throughout the South a virtual unknown, even though he is an emerging subject among architectural historians? I then provide the reader with a simple overview of the book and argue why it is important to preserve his few surviving buildings.

Keywords:   University of North Carolina, University of Alabama, University of Mississippi, State Capitols of North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi

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