Harwell Hamilton Harris, an internationally known Modernist architect, designed this flat-roofed, stucco-clad house to include living quarters for himself and his wife, a studio for his architectural practice, and a rental apartment. Harris is known for his use of modular design with well-integrated works that express a unified rhythm along their components. A sheltered wood lamppost with a large glass-globe lightshade marking the entrance walk at the left edge of the building facade is a Harris icon.

Photo by David Strevel, Capital City Camera Club
Courtesy of Preservation North Carolina


122 Cox Avenue
1968-1970; 1977


Harwell Hamilton Harris

Local/National Designations
Raleigh Historic Landmark
National Register of Historic Places


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