is the Nebel Knitting Mill Annex on Worthington Ave. The developer
wanted to add an atrium that would bring light into the building.
The problem is two-fold. First, the design interrupted the rhythm of
the windows. Secondly, it introduces an arch into the design
vocabulary of the building. It would have been far better simply to
put skylights in the roof that one could not see from the street.
the difference with this addition to the Textile Mill Supply
Company. First, as you can see, there is no arched roof. That
would break the rule of compatibility. Second, the window treatment
in the addition, while compatible, is distinctive from the original,
thereby allowing the addition to stand as a distinct identity.
Idea! This is
the home of Earle Sumner Draper, who was one of the principal designers of
Myers Park. Ironically, the owner has violated the landscape
philosophy of Myers Park by bricking much of the front yard and constructing
and arched driveway. Neither would meet the Secretary of the
elements of a historic landmark are important, including the signage on
the site. This is the stop sign for the exit driveway from the James
B. Duke Mansion or White Oaks. It delivers the message but is
respectful of the landscaping philosophy of the property.