Harry Barton (1876-1937)


Barton, Harry

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    b. 17 June 1876 – d. 09 May 1937
Occupation:    American architect
Location:    Greensboro, NC

AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1922-decease

Biographical Sources

Biographical Directories:
Entry in Henry F. Withey, A.I.A., and Elsie Rathburn Withey, Biographical Dictionary of American Architects (Deceased) (Los Angeles: New Age Publishing Company, 1956. Facsimile edition, Hennessey & Ingalls, Inc., 1970)

Biographical information:
Contributed by NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center:
Harry Barton was born in 1876 and died in 1937. He was an important North Carolina architect based in Greensboro. Barton worked in the Tudor Revival style for several residential designs. He also designed many educational and civic buildings in Georgian Revival and Neoclassical styles, including buildings on the campus of the Unversity of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Related Records

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file contains membership application; complaints about the obstacles to registration when he headed the state board of examiners from E. Dwight Ryerson, Arthur H. Howland, Ross Schumacher, O. G. Foard, and Ronald Greene; letter of reference; and notification of death. The complaints include considerable detail about the North Carolina registration process and examination questions circa 1921.

NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center
MC 00144 Harry Barton Architectural Drawings, 1923-1924
The Harry Barton Architectural Drawings consists of seven blueprint drawings of the S. H. Tomlinson House, located at 403 Hillcrest Drive, High Point, North Carolina. These architectural drawings include floorplans, elevations, and building details, and they date from 1923-1924.
Link to online finding aid: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mc00144/