Historic Chapel Hill promotes the idea that historical scholarship and preservation reports developed by public agencies should be freely available and easily accessible. The project is a collaboration among the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, Preservation Chapel Hill, the Town of Chapel Hill, and the Chapel Hill Historic Districts Commission.

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Project Director: John Wood Sweet, History Department, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Managing Editor: Nancy Gray Schoonmaker, Ph.D.
Email historicchapelhill@gmail.com (for all inquiries)

GIS Editor: Gabe Moss, Ph.D.

Assistant Editor: Garret Wright, Ph.D.

Rights and Reproduction

Photographs on the Historic Chapel Hill website are used with the expressed permission of their creators, owners, or other caretakers (for example, a library or archive). Sources are cited in the captions for each image. For further information about photographs, including requests for reproductions, please contact the listed source directly. Please note that we cannot give the contact information of private individuals, nor are we empowered to grant permission for further use of any photographs.


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