Museum of the Albemarle
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
McPherson Design Group completed contract documents for modifications/renovations of this four-story, 50,000-square-foot building. Based on the traditional architecture of maritime North Carolina, the Museum of the Albemarle is perhaps most reminiscent of the early U.S. Life Saving Service buildings seen along the Outer Banks. The building’s long-gabled roofline is punctuated by dormers, and a centrally placed pyramidal cupola emphasizes the large multi-paned semicircular glass entrance beneath. Brackets support the overhanging eaves and craftsman-like windows frame open-air porches on the main level. Located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, the Museum of the Albemarle is the northeastern regional branch of the North Carolina Museum of History. Serving thirteen (13) counties in northeastern North Carolina, the Museum allows visitors to explore the history of the oldest section of North Carolina, many times considered the birthplace of English America.