Vernacular Architecture in the Uwharries

“Frank Lloyd Wright described vernacular architecture as ‘folk building growing in response to actual needs, fitted into environment…’  Early settlers to the Piedmont – English, Scots-Irish, and German – arrived with traditional European building styles in mind, but they quickly adapted them to our local conditions.  As such, the old farmhouses in the Uwharries became an organic expression of the land they occupy.”

Ruth Ann Grissom

This gallery shows examples of vernacular architecture in the the Uwharries of North Carolina.

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Photographs by Ruth Ann Grissom