A. Lewis Polier Papers 1924-1968

Creator
Polier, August Lewis, 1922-2000
Size
2.85 linear feet
Call number
MC 00238

This collection contains blueprints of the North Carolina state capitol, blueprint plans for arena at North Carolina State Fair grounds (Dorton Arena, William Henley Dietrick and Matthew Nowicki, architects), and plans for four residences in the Raleigh area. A short biographical sketch of Polier containing photographs and clippings is also included.

August Lewis Polier (1922-2000) was an architect based in Raleigh, North Carolina. He received a B.S. in architectural engineering from North Carolina State College in 1949, and worked for architect Richard L. Rice and later for the firm of Cooper, Haskins & Rice. In 1955 Polier began working with Jesse M. Page, and later became partner in the firm. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s the firm changed names several times. Polier was involved in a variety of professional organizations, including the North Carolina Board of Architecture, American Institutes of Architects, Raleigh Engineers Club, Construction Specifications Institute, and Raleigh Council of Architects. He retired from Polier, Ballard & Associates in 1988.

Biographical/historical note

August Lewis Polier (1922-2000) was an architect based in Raleigh, North Carolina. During the early 1940s, Polier worked as a draftsman for several government agencies. He received a B.S. in architectural engineering from North Carolina State College in 1949, and worked for architect Richard L. Rice and later for the firm of Cooper, Haskins & Rice. In 1955 Polier began working with Jesse M. Page, and later became partner in the firm. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s the firm changed names several times. Polier was involved in a variety of professional organizations, including the North Carolina Board of Architecture, American Institutes of Architects, Raleigh Engineers Club, Construction Specifications Institute, and Raleigh Council of Architects. He retired from Polier, Ballard & Associates in 1988. Polier was married to Afton Daniels Polier from 1942 until her death from cancer in 1973. The couple had four daughters.

Additional information can be found on the Triangle Modernist Houses website: August Polier - http://www.trianglemodernisthouses.com/polier.htm

Scope/content

This collection contains blueprints of the North Carolina state capitol, blueprint plans for arena at North Carolina State Fair grounds (Dorton Arena, William Henley Deitrick and Matthew Nowicki, architects), and plans for four residences in the Raleigh area. A short biographical sketch of Polier containing photographs and clippings is also included.

Physical description

12 tubes, 1 halfbox, 1 flat folder

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically.

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.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], A. Lewis Polier Papers, MC 00238, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Donated by Marsha Polier Grossman, 2005, 2006 (Accession no. 2005.0019, 2006.0221).

Processing information

Processed by Renee Baker; machine-readable finding aid created by Aaron Cusick, July 2011.

Sponsor

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

Biographical information 1940-1968
Half box 1, Folder 1
Egger (Mr. and Mrs. Matt) residence 1954

Foundation plan, floor plans, sections, elevations, details

Note

Never built

Hampton (Va.)
Tube 10
Elder (Mr. and Mrs. Robert) residence: Addition 1955

Section, detail, elevations, foundation plan, floor plans

Cary (N.C.)
Tube 12
Hutton (Mr. and Mrs. J. L.) residence 1954
Raleigh (N.C.)
Tube 11
Judging Pavilion, (William Henley Deitrick, architect) (1 of 4) 1951-1952
Raleigh (N.C.)
Tube 1
Judging Pavilion (William Henley Deitrick, architect) (2 of 4) 1951-1952

Reproductions

Raleigh (N.C.)
Tube 2
Judging Pavilion (William Henley Deitrick, architect) (3 of 4) 1951-1952

Reproductions

Raleigh (N.C.)
Tube 3
Judging Pavilion (William Henley Deitrick, architect) (4 of 4) 1951-1952

Reproductions

Raleigh (N.C.)
Tube 4
North Carolina State Capitol (1 of 4) 1924

Reproductions

Raleigh (N.C.)
Tube 5
North Carolina State Capitol (2 of 4) 1924

Reproductions

Raleigh (N.C.)
Tube 6
North Carolina State Capitol (3 of 4) 1924

Reproductions

Raleigh (N.C.)
Tube 7
North Carolina State Capitol (4 of 4) 1924
Atwood & Nash, Architects and Engineers
Flat folder 1
Polier (Mr. and Mrs. Lewis) residence

Foundation plan, sections, elevations, heating plan

Note

Never built

Raleigh (N.C.)
Tube 9
Polier (Mr. and Mrs. Lewis) residence 1955-1956

Sections, floor plans, finish schedule, elevations, details

Raleigh (N.C.)
Tube 8

Access to the collection

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Mailing address:
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Box 7111
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], A. Lewis Polier Papers, MC 00238, 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.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.