Databases

 
NCMH's donations to NCSU Special Collections

Digital NC: statewide data repository including City Directories and photos
Digital NC Newspaper Archives

National AIA Architect Directories (aka the Bowker Directories) 1956, 1962, 1970

NCSU's Architecture Archives
NCSU's Historical NCSU Archives - everything Wolfpack, from yearbooks to faculty profiles.
NCSU's Architects and Builders Database - profiles from the 1700's through about 1950
NCSU's Built Heritage of NC - photo library of NC buildings
NCSU's Built Environment Digital Collection - architectural plans and drawings

Search all the NCSU, UNC, and Duke libraries

Repository of Worldwide Primary Sources

NC State Historic Preservation Office GIS System - historic properties and districts

NC Echo / Cultural Heritage Online

NC Urban Development Reports for many cities and counties. Map.

CA Los Angeles County building permits, back to the 1920's.

Major NC Counties:  please email if these links change.
Wake (Raleigh):  Land    Deeds
Durham:  Land   Deeds    GIS
New Hanover (Wilmington):  Land    Deeds
Mecklenberg (Charlotte):  Land    Deeds    GIS
Guilford (Greensboro):   Land    Deeds
Forstyh (Winston-Salem):  Land    Deeds    GIS
Buncombe (Asheville):  Land    Deeds    GIS