The Architecture section is for original articles focused primarily on the architecture of the early South including dwellings grand to meager, public buildings, commercial and professional structures, trades shops, agricultural buildings, and even privies, storage sheds, and other support structures. Articles address various aspects of our architecture such as construction techniques, building materials, structure hierarchy, builders/architects, decorative elements, dating techniques, archaeological contexts, owner history, paint analyses, interior-space usage, measured drawings, adaptive reuse, relocation, salvage, etc.

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Cupola House: Recent Discoveries

Discovery of the Oldest Dated House in North Carolina

Historic Building Evaluation Methodology

Saving William Seay’s Cabinet Shop, The Move


Living Between Two Worlds: African American House Joiner Drew Holloman

Surprising Exterior Paint Analysis of Bel-Mede, Williamsburg, VA


Linden Farm


Cupola House Paint Analysis – Courtesy of The Cupola House Association

“Mansion House” Evolution, Brandon Plantation, Halifax County, Virginia