Biberstein, Bowles, Meacham & Reed, Inc. (firm)


Biberstein, Bowles, Meacham & Reed, Inc.


State: NC

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Firm History Sources

American Architects Directories:
Listing in 1962 American Architects Directory
Listing in 1970 American Architects Directory
Biographical/Historical information:
Contributed by NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center:
Richard C. Biberstein (1859-1931), a native of Texas, graduated from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts. He arrived in Charlotte in 1887 after finding employment in New Jersey and Indiana. For several years he worked as a draftsman and designer for various Charlotte industries before founding his own architectural firm in 1905. Many of the firm's projects were textile mills and mill communities in Virginia and the Carolinas.

Related Records

Archival Holdings

NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center
MC 00222 Biberstein, Bowles and Meacham architectural records [1950?]-[1960?]
This collections contains building plans, specifications, blueprints, contracts, and correspondence from the firm of Biberstein and Bowles, Inc.-later Biberstein, Bowles, Meacham & Reed- (Charlotte, North Carolina). The materials pertain to the construction of the Botany-Zoology building (Gardner Hall) and the Print Shop on the campus of North Carolina State College. Documents include building schedules, working drawings, HVAC and plumbing diagrams, design notes, addenda, and superseded plans. A related collection is located in the Special Collections Department of the library at UNC-Charlotte. (UNCC MC 148: Biberstein, Bowles, Meacham & Reed Records, 1895-1960)
Link to online finding aid: http://www2.lib.ncsu.edu/catalog/record/NCSU994162