Charles Hartmann Drawings 1928-1929 1950

Size
3 linear feet
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
MC 00382

The collection includes Charles C. Hartmann's original plans and revisions for design of the Atlantic Bank and Trust Building in Burlington, North Carolina, in 1928 as well as plans for the 1950 renovation of the building.

Architect Charles C. Hartmann was born in 1889 in New York City but moved to Greensboro, North Carolina to open an office in 1921. Hartmann played an important role in the spread of high-rise downtown bank and office buildings in many North Carolina towns, as well as the design of many hospitals, housing projects, commercial and religious buildings, and single-family homes through the 1960s.

Biographical/historical note

Charles C. Hartmann, b. 1889, was a native of New York City and son of Swiss and German immigrant parents. Through the early 1900s Hartmann apprenticed with several architects in New York and spent evenings studying in a Beaux Arts atelier before leaving to take architectural coursework at M.I.T. After returning to New York in 1913 he worked for William L. Stoddart and, over the course of seven years, moved up from draftsman to associate partner. During this time, work as chief designer of several projects in North Carolina resulted in frequent travel there. Hartmann was eventually invited to Greensboro to design a $2,500,000 office building for Julian Price, a financier and insurance magnate. He accepted the offer and opened his office in Greensboro in 1921.

Hartmann played an important role in the spread of high-rise downtown bank and office buildings in many North Carolina piedmont and coastal plain towns. Hartmann additionally designed many hospitals, housing projects, commercial and religious buildings and single-family homes in the state through the 1960s. Little of Hartmann's work is available, as it was either sold to clients by the architect himself upon his retirement in 1969, or lost by his son, Charles C. Hartmann Jr., whom the elder Hartmann brought into the business in 1946.

Several of Hartmann's works in North Carolina are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, among them The Jefferson Standard Building (Greensboro), James Benson Dudley Senior High School and Gymnasium (Greensboro), Greensboro’s Central Fire Station, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (Greensboro), Julian Price House (Greensboro), Alamance Hotel (Burlington), the Atlantic Bank and Trust Company Building (Burlington), and the Downtown Burlington Historic District.

Scope/content

The Charles Hartmann Drawings include the master plans of the Atlantic Bank and Trust Building (also known as the North Carolina National Bank Building and Security National Bank Building) located in Burlington, North Carolina, as designed in 1928. Also in the collection are design changes made in the following months, explanatory details, and revisions. Decades later the building underwent renovations and the collection includes Hartmann's 1950 sketches, studies, and plans for these alterations as well as some blueprints of competing architect's proposals for renovation.

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Physical description

7 flat folders

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by project phase; master plans of design for original construction, explanatory details and revisions to design for original construction, and plans for the 1950 renovation. Additions to the collection appear at the end.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles Hartmann Drawings, MC 00382, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Laboratory Corporation of American (LabCorp), 2008 September 11 (Accession 2008.0212), 2010 September (Accession 2010.0158).

Processing information

Processed by Danica Cullinan, 2008 September. Addition processed by Todd Kosmerick, 2010 September.

Encoded by Danica Cullinan, 2008 September. Addition encoded by Todd Kosmerick, 2010 September.

Sponsor

This collection was processed with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives program.

The entire collection, including materials not available online, may be viewed in the Special Collections reading room in D.H. Hill Library.
Atlantic Bank and Trust Company (1 of 4) August 1928
Burlington (N.C.)
Flat folder 1
Atlantic Bank and Trust Company (2 of 4) August 1928
Burlington (N.C.)
Flat folder 2
Atlantic Bank and Trust Company (3 of 4) 1929
Burlington (N.C.)
Flat folder 3
Atlantic Bank and Trust Company (4 of 4) August 1928
Burlington (N.C.)
Flat folder 7
North Carolina National Bank (1 of 2) 1950

Atlantic Bank and Trust Company renovation

Burlington (N.C.)
Flat folder 5
North Carolina National Bank (2 of 2) 1950

Atlantic Bank and Trust Company renovation

Burlington (N.C.)
Flat folder 6
Security National Bank (1 of 2) 1950

Atlantic Bank and Trust Company renovation

Burlington (N.C.)
Flat folder 4
Security National Bank (2 of 2) 1950

Atlantic Bank and Trust Company renovation

Burlington (N.C.)
Flat folder 5

Access to the collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

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Mailing address:
Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles Hartmann Drawings, MC 00382, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.