Goodnight Raleigh - a look at the art, architecture, history, and people of the city at night

This Weekend: The Untold Story of Edward Durell Stone


NC Legislative Building

A couple of years ago I shared the history of one of my favorite buildings, the North Carolina Legislative Building. This weekend will be an opportunity to learn about the architect behind it.

The architect of the NC Legislative Building was Edward Durell Stone, who also designed the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, among many others. In addition to the Legislative Building, Stone also designed the original building of the North Carolina Museum of Art, now the East Building.

His youngest son, Hicks Stone, will be in Raleigh this weekend hosting two events. The first is a book signing event at Quail Ridge Books on Wade Avenue. The second is a lunch and lecture at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Hicks, himself a practicing architect, was very accommodating in providing research for earlier articles which referenced his father’s works. I haven’t yet read the newly-published book, but I have no doubt it will be an interesting look into the history of modern architecture and the man behind so many important buildings, including here in Raleigh.

Further Reading:

Related Articles:

 


Discuss Raleigh

  • Recent Comments:

    • Cory B: Today I purchased an incredible scrapbook containing a portion of someones life , I have been able to...
    • Rick Bass: Does anyone remember the restaurant “Midnight Express” at Cameron Village Subway, early-mid...
    • Scott Mihalsky: It is a real shame, a sad travesty to know that once thriving cities are just modern day slums. Such...
    • Al: I have a 1 oz. brown Hicks Capudine bottle I dug from an old earth covered dump site around 1972. The dump was...
    • LJG: And Dorton was design by Mathew Nowicki (or whatever the correct Polish is).
    • mjg: fasote, Dorton Arena was built two years prior to the Catalano House.
    • Bill J.: My memory of Smokey Hollow is not one of living there but of watching it disappear. My Father was a...
    • Ian F.G. Dunn: It was pretty neglected when Sherman decided to set up shop in there. Then he left it in worse shape....


  •