Records (1955-1994, undated) of architectural firm, Dudley & Shoe Architecture, Greenville, NC. Contains 376 items including blueprints, photos, images, and other documents developed by the firms founders.
Dudley & Shoe Architects opened for business on January 1, 1957 and during their 32 years made a large impact on the city of Greenville, NC. Started by Cameron R. Dudley and Gordon W. Shoe in a downtown Greenville office, the company designed over 300 building projects, including residential, commercial, government, and educational structures in the Greenville/Pitt County, NC area. The company moved several times as the business grew and eventually bought a building on First Street in Greenville. Both Dudley and Shoe were married with children and as they grew older, began to consider the future of their company. None of their children were interested in taking over the family business, so Dudley and Shoe looked outside of the area to find someone to take over the business. In the late 1980s, George Ellinwood and his firm, Ellinwood Design Associates LTD, joined them, creating Dudley, Shoe, Ellinwood and Associates. After Dudley and Shoe retired, the firm became EDA Greenville. In 2006 EDA closed their Greenville location.
Source: Bratton, Mary J. Greenville: Heart of the East. Windsor Publications Inc, 1991
The collection contains architectural plans by Cameron Dudley and Gordon Shoe developed over the extent of their professional career, from 1955 to 1994. Included are 326 plans stored in map drawers for 11 churches, 32 residences, 16 projects for the East Carolina University (ECU) campus, 66 private company projects, 100 school projects and 78 government building projects. Also included are several artists' conceptions of finished projects. Among these is a Pitt County Courthouse Addition, Pitt County Mental Health building, S. G. Wilkerson and Sons Funeral Home and City of Greenville Fire Station No. 2. A few of the items are stored in boxes. These items consist of two oversized booklets contain drawing supplement information for Pitt County Board of Education, as well as several photographs. The photographs represent both drawn conceptions and actual photos of buildings. Subjects among these include a Bostic-Sugg furniture store, Winterville Free Will Baptist Church, a planetarium in Raleigh and two buildings on ECU's campus. (See container list for further details.)
Gift of Ellinwood Design Associates, Ltd.
Gift of EDA - Greenville, Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Interiors, Denise Yates
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Processed by Hans Sprenkle and Robert Baker, August 2012
Gift covers historical and literary uses only; donor retains legal title and copyright to collection until 2030. Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.