NC Research Resources

NC Architects and Builders

This biographical dictionary highlights architects and builders who have produced North Carolina’s architecture for more than 300 years. A brief biography plus a building list traces each person’s work in the state.

Built Heritage of North Carolina

“The Built Heritage of North Carolina” provides access to images and documentation on hundreds of buildings and structures in North Carolina dating from the 1700s to the early 1900s.


Created by the State Historic Preservation Office as an aid to planning and research. Site locations and boundaries are drawn from georeferenced scans of National Register and historic property survey maps supplemented with aerial photography, county

Port City Architecture On-Line (Wilmington)

This site allows you to see and read about Wilmington’s historic buildings, learn how to research your old house, get a Historic Wilmington Foundation Plaque Application, and view detailed research on many of the buildings.