James N. Sherrill Architectural Drawings 1956-1968

Summary
Contents
Names/subjects
Using these materials
Creator
Sherrill, James N. (AIA)
Size
1 linear foot (4 flat folders)
Call number
MC 00476
Access to materials

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

The James N. Sherrill Architectural Drawings contain the architectural drawings of James N. Sherrill from 1956 to 1968 with most buildings located in Hickory, North Carolina but a few in other locations such as Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Most of the drawings are for homes and residences of local families. However, one set shows the drawings for the Addition to Gardner Hall at North Carolina State of the University of North Carolina at Raleigh in 1964.

James N. Sherrill was an American Institute of Architects (AIA) architect who was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1925. He graduated from Reynolds High School in 1943 and spent three years in the Navy before beginning the Architectural Engineering program at North Carolina State University in 1946. He graduated from what became the School of Design in 1951. After interning for several Raleigh architects, he worked for Clemmer and Horton in Hickory, North Carolina, from 1953 to 1958. Four of his buildings designed while there won American Institute of Architects North Carolina (AIANC) awards. Sherrill started his own firm in 1958. He won another AIANC design award in 1962 for a Northwestern Bank branch in Hickory. He designed an addition to Gardner Hall (now Thomas Hall) on the North Carolina State University campus in 1965 that was completed in 1967. Sherrill passed away on 2012 May 9.

Biographical/historical note

James N. Sherrill was an American Institute of Architects (AIA) architect who was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1925. He graduated from Reynolds High School in 1943 and spent three years in the Navy before beginning the Architectural Engineering program at North Carolina State University in 1946. He graduated from what became the School of Design in 1951. After interning for several Raleigh architects, he worked for Clemmer and Horton in Hickory, North Carolina, from 1953 to 1958. Four of his buildings designed while there won American Institute of Architects North Carolina (AIANC) awards. Sherrill started his own firm in 1958. He won another AIANC design award in 1962 for a Northwestern Bank branch in Hickory. He designed an addition to Gardner Hall (now Thomas Hall) on the North Carolina State University campus in 1965 that was completed in 1967.

Aesthetics were an important facet of Sherrill's life both in his work and during his leisure hours. His hobby was painting, and he achieved considerable recognition in the North Carolina art world. His paintings have been shown in Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Asheville, Greensboro, Statesville, Blowing Rock and Hickory. He made both two-dimensional and three-dimensional painting in what would probably be described as the abstract and abstract-impressionist schools.

Sherrill passed away on 2012 May 9.

Scope/content

The James N. Sherrill Architectural Drawings contain the architectural drawings of James N. Sherrill from 1956 to 1968 with most buildings located in Hickory, North Carolina but a few in other locations such as Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Most of the drawings are for homes and residences of local families. However, one set shows the drawings for the Addition to Gardner Hall at North Carolina State of the University of North Carolina at Raleigh in 1964.

Arrangement

This collection is organized by the original order discovered when processed.

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], James N. Sherrill Architectural Drawings, MC 00476, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

This collection is a part of the Triangle Modernist Houses Collection.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Fran Bolick, March 2013 (Accession no. 2013.0064)

Processing information

Processed by Meaghan Lanier, May 2013

House for the Architect's Family, Hickory, North Carolina Undated
Flat folder 1
House for the Vernon Mahaffey's Hillcrest Section, Hickory, North Carolina 1956
Flat folder 1
Alterations and Additions to the Hal Willett Residence, Lake Hickory, Highway 127 at Steel Bridge 1956
Flat folder 1
House for C. H. Davis Jr. and Family, Hickory, North Carolina 1956
Flat folder 1
House for H. H. Sherrill Jr. and Family, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1957
Flat folder 1
Vernon Flowers Residence, Hickory, North Carolina 1959-1960
Flat folder 2
Lake house for Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh Frye, Lake Hickory, Hickory, North Carolina 1960-1961
Flat folder 2
House for Mr. and Mrs. Clyde L. Herman, 5th Avenue at 7th Street Northeast, Hickory, North Carolina 1961
Flat folder 2
A. R. McKay Residence, 10th Street Drive Northwest, Forest Park, Hickory, North Carolina 1959
Flat folder 2
Alterations and Additions to the Edward L. White Residence, Lake Hickory Country Club Section 1958-1959
Flat folder 3
H. Cohen Residence, Hickory, North Carolina 1959
Flat folder 3
Alterations and Additions to the Mr. and Mrs. James E. Phillips Residence, Hickory, North Carolina 1963
Flat folder 3
Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Joe Teague and Family, Lakemont Park, Alexander County 1968
Flat folder 3
Residence for Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Gabriel, Catawba Country Club Area, Catawba County, North Carolina 1967
Flat folder 3
Addition to the Paul Miller Residence 1967
Flat folder 3
House for Barry Setzer, proposed subdivision of Sherwood, 19th Avenue Northwest, Hickory, North Carolina Undated
Flat folder 3
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. McKaughn Residence, Hound Ears Golf and Ski Club, Blowing Rock, North Carolina Undated
Flat folder 4
Addition to Gardner Hall, North Carolina State of the University of North Carolina at Raleigh 1964
Flat folder 4
Clarence Cockerham Residence, 15th Avenue and 10th Street Drive Northwest, Hickory, North Carolina 1960
Flat folder 4

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James N. Sherrill Architectural Drawings, MC 00476, 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.