North Carolina landmarks star in etchings exhibit

Thirty-two etchings of North Carolina’s most famous buildings and sites will be on view through Oct. 10 in UNC’s North Carolina Collection Gallery of the Wilson Special Collections Library.

The etchings are the work of artist Louis Orr, who created 51 images of important Tar Heel State sites between 1939 and 1951.

Among the items on view will be renderings of the North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh; the Wright Brothers Memorial at Kitty Hawk; Grandfather Mountain near Linville; and Saint Augustine’s College in Raleigh. The UNC campus will be represented with an etching of Playmakers Theater and another showing Old East with the Old Well.

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