Architecture You Love
A North Carolina 501C3 Educational Nonprofit Archive Documenting, Preserving, and Promoting Residential Modernist Architecture

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JAMES MATTHEW (JIMMY) EDWARDS III AIA (1937-2012)

We need your help to locate the following houses and determine which ones were Modernist!  Write us at george@ncmodernist.org with any information or photos.


Jimmy Edwards was born in Raleigh NC, the son of architect James Edwards Jr. who founded the architectural firm of Edwards Associates in 1939.

Edwards received his architecture degree from Georgia Tech then remained in Atlanta for a few years. He moved back to Raleigh to join Edwards Associates; shortly thereafter in 1964 his parents were killed in a house fire.  Jimmy remained in Raleigh and eventually worked with his father’s former partner, architect Arthur McKimmon II. In 1990, the partnership became McKimmon Edwards Shawcroft with the addition of Brian Shawcroft. That partnership dissolved around 1992.  After a few other partnerships, Edwards ran his own firm.

Edwards is known for houses and churches, as well as university, corporate, medical, and government buildings particularly in Raleigh and the surrounding region. In the early 1980’s, he began working with developer Jud Ammons that led to the Springmoor Life Care Retirement Community in Raleigh, the first continuing care retirement community in North Carolina. He became well-known for retirement facilities. His archives are primarily at NC State University.




1965 - The James (Jimmy) and Karen K. Edwards House, 5518 Parkwood Drive, Raleigh.  Still owned by Karen Edwards.

We need help to locate the following houses and determine which ones were Modernist!  Write us at george@ncmodernist.org with any information or photos.

                                  Dixon, W.T. 1969
Altantic Beach              Baker, Julian house 1950
Altantic Beach              Taylor, J.P. b. house 1983
Ashe Co.                     Evans, Marshall Residence 1994
Atlantic Beach              Bland, Alton house 1958
Atlantic Beach              Joyner, W. T. beach house 1954
Atlantic Beach              McKimmon, Arthur add 1947
Atlantic Beach              Pate, Edwin house 1955
Atlantic Beach              Ragland, W.M. b.house 1965
Atlantic Beach              Ragland/Badham/Coxe b. house 1965
Atlantic Beach              Smith, Lee b. house 1975
Atlantic Beach              Taylor, Phil b. house 1954
Bartons Creek               Bratton, John, Sr. house 1984
Bartons Creek               Harley, Don house 1969
Bayleaf Farm                Reynolds, Ted R. alter/add
Burlington                    Ellington, R.N. house 1967
Butner                         Milikin, R.D. house 1956
Cary                            Barnes, L.L., Jr. house 1970
Cary                            Poole, J.G. Jr. prop. house 1986
Cary                            Williams, C.S. house 1969
Chapel Hill                    Howell, James prop. house 1992
Chapel Hill                    Peyton, Thomas G. house 1960
Chapel Hill                    Robertson, Wyndham alter/add 1992
Clinton                         Butler, Algernon alter 1981
Clinton                         Wells, Robert C. house 1974
Dunn                           Purdie, Mrs. Ed Jr. house/add 1955.77
Durham                        Clark, Loran house 1971
Durham                        Smith, Haywood house 1958
Edenton                        Beachgrove add 1981
Edenton                        Boyle, Terrence W. alter/restor 1978
Fayetteville                    Kelly, Sterling various ?
Figure Eight                  Worth, George b. house 1979
Fuquay-Varina             Ashworth, Joseeph S. house 1983
Garner                          Allen, David G. add 1975
Garner                          Lloyd, W.L. house 1963
Goldsboro                     Bordon, Edwin Jr. house 1969
Greensboro                   Booker, E.N., Jr. house 1984
Greenville                      Dunn, Worth house 1989
Greenville                      Hardy, Ira alter 1977
Henderson                    Brigham, John house 1959
Henderson                    Cooper, Marshall Jr. house 1975
Henderson                    Dennis, H.A. house 1952
High Rock Lake           Grubb, R.L. guest house 1983
Highmeadows              Bell, F. Durant terrace 1974
Houston, TX                 Elderidge, .P. Jr. house 1972
Kinston                          Smith, Grover house 1966
Leesville                        Oliver, Dr. Jim U. house 1981
Leesville                        Trott, Graham cabin 1955
Little River                   Boyer, Larry house 1979
Louisburg                     Griffin, W.T. house 1958
Louisburg                     Perry, Cary house 1972
Louisburg                     Perry, W.C. house 1954
Louisburg                     Stewart, Marcus house 1954
Moorehead Cty            Smith, Alton b. house 1986
Moorehead Cty            Taylor, Phil b. house 1981
Mt. Airy                      Woltz, W. K. house 1954
New Bern                   Holding, George house 1973
New Bern                   Holding, R.P. house 1969
New Bern                   Holding, R.P. guest house 1971
New Bern                   Mohn, N.E. house 1951
New Bern                   Webb, Dr. Thomas F. prop house 1981
New Port News           Cochran, Ed add/alter 1974
Newport News West   Caleb house 1964
Pawleys Island           Chatneuff, C.L. alter/add 1981
Pine Knoll Shores        Cutler, Dorothy house 1972
Pine Knoll Shores        Roebuck, Dan B. House 1984
Pinehurst                   Woltz, William K. house 1978
Raleigh                      Adams, Carlyle add 1993
Raleigh                      Adams, Tom add 1968
Raleigh                           Alexander, T.W. add 1953
Raleigh                           Allen, Robert house 1991
Raleigh                           Anderson, Fred add 1993
Raleigh                           Andrews, Russ details 1983
Raleigh                           Andrews, Russ house 1991
Raleigh                           Andrus, Thomas, Jr. house 1987
Raleigh                           Armstrong, Frank alter 1980
Raleigh                           Arnold, Marks Add 1988
Raleigh                           Aulis, G.A. add 1978
Raleigh                            Babson, James W. house 1966
Raleigh                            Bacon, Zach, Jr. renov 1992
Raleigh                            Badger, Alex S. add 1977
Raleigh                            Badham Richard house 1992
Raleigh                            Badham, Richard house 1961.64
Raleigh                            Bailey, James H. house 1963
Raleigh                            Baker, John H. alter/add 1984
Raleigh                            Baker, Julian add 1969
Raleigh                            Barringer, Thad alter/add 1964
Raleigh                            Beal, William house 1964.68
Raleigh                            Beilman, Donald S. prop. house 1983
Raleigh                            Bell, F. Durant house 1964
Raleigh                            Berson, George L. add 1979
Raleigh                            Bertram, John house 1950
Raleigh                            Bizzell, Ed add 1991
Raleigh                            Blenheim Subdivision map 1986
Raleigh                            Bolton, William E. house 1971
Raleigh                            Bratton, John Jr. alterer 1984
Raleigh                            Bratton, John, Sr. house 1991
Raleigh                            Briggs, Thomas house 1968
Raleigh                            Broughton, Melville, Jr. house 1968
Raleigh                            Brown, Bruce house 1970
Raleigh                            Bugg, C.P. house 1964
Raleigh                            Burton, Nancy house 1993
Raleigh                            Burton, W.M. house 1966
Raleigh                            Burton, W.M. house 1993
Raleigh                            Carlton, Alfred, P. house 1987
Raleigh                            Cerwin, Robert prop. alter 1976
Raleigh                            Chalou. Bob house 1992
Raleigh                            Chatneuff, C.L. house 1949
Raleigh                            Cherry, Sally house 1956
Raleigh                            Claydon, Caroline Renov/add 1992
Raleigh                            Cobb, Donnell E. add/alter 1978.83
Raleigh                            Cooper, Annie house 1972
Raleigh                            Cox, Gertrude M. house 1977
Raleigh                            Crampton, Gregory renov. 1980
Raleigh                            Cutler, D.H. house 1950
Raleigh                            Dameron, T.B., Jr. house 1959
Raleigh                            Daniels, Frank, Jr. alter 1987
Raleigh                            Davis, Bobby C. house 1962
Raleigh                            DeRossi, Marsden, B. add 1983
Raleigh                            Dillard, Starke house 1991
Raleigh                            Dorsett, James K. prop. alter 1979
Raleigh                            Edwards, Charles alter/add 1985
Raleigh                            Edwards, George S. house 1970
Raleigh                            Edwards, George S. Jr. pool house 1989
Raleigh                            Edwards, J.M. III Residence
Raleigh                            Edwards, John, A. house 1967
Raleigh                            Edwards, Roger house 1982
Raleigh                            Edwards, Ron house 1971
Raleigh                            Egerton, Courtney house 1959
Raleigh                            Ehringhaus, J.C.B. alter 1950
Raleigh                            Elliot, T.W. house 1955
Raleigh                            Ellisberg add 1992
Raleigh                            Engstrom, Dr. Todd prop. house 1990
Raleigh                            Etheridge, R.W., Jr. house 1957
Raleigh                            Etheridge, W.C. house 1950
Raleigh                            Evans, Marshall porch add 1987
Raleigh                            Farley, W.W. add 1961
Raleigh                            Finley, A.E. Alter 1960
Raleigh                           Gada, Preston house 1972
Raleigh                           Gaddy, Charles house 1976
Raleigh                           Gilliam, Patsy detail 1987
Raleigh                           Gilliam, W.F. house 1967
Raleigh                           Glass, J. Carter add 1987
Raleigh                           Goodman, Ray prop. house ?
Raleigh                           Goodwin, George house 1949
Raleigh                           Green, Clifford house 1960
Raleigh                           Greene, John, Sr. house 1976
Raleigh                           Greene, Sara terrace 1977
Raleigh                           Gudal, Clarence renov. 1977
Raleigh                           Gupton, Stephen, T. house 1970
Raleigh                           Habel, fred house 1954
Raleigh                           Harden, Bert add 1985
Raleigh                           Harden, Bert add 1990
Raleigh                           Hardison, Drs. prop. alter 1982
Raleigh                           Harer A.E. house 1994
Raleigh                           Harrelson, Frank house 1955
Raleigh                           Harris, Larry house 1966
Raleigh                           Haven House modif 1975
Raleigh                           Hill, James C. house 1977
Raleigh                           Hitch, J.M. garden plan 1956
Raleigh                           Hitch, John add 1976
Raleigh                           Hitch, John add ?
Raleigh                           Holding, Robert house ?
Raleigh                           Hull, Keith house 1986
Raleigh                           Interact playhouse 1986
Raleigh                           Jackson, William E. II add sketch 1985
Raleigh                           Jeffreys, Charles house 1961
Raleigh                           Jenkins, A.M. house 1964
Raleigh                           Jernigan, John alter 1979
Raleigh                           Jernigan, Leonard house 1990
Raleigh                           Johnson, Earl house 1959
Raleigh                           Johnson, Earl house 1969
Raleigh                           Johnson, Earl props’ add 1989
Raleigh                           Jones, H. Reed house 1965
Raleigh                           Jones, James Jr. alter/add 1986
Raleigh                           Kane, John M. add 1988
Raleigh                           Kaplan, Sol house 1972
Raleigh                           Kilgore, Ben W. III house/ass 1983
Raleigh                           King, Doris E. add 1981
Raleigh                           Knight, Eugene S. add 1971
Raleigh                           Koontz, Calvin B. add 1977
Raleigh                           Ladwig, Harold house 1972
Raleigh                           Lassiter, Thomas, J. alter 1982
Raleigh                           Lawerence, Don house 1971
Raleigh                           Lee, Willis prop. house 1976
Raleigh                           Lilly, Edward G. house 1972
Raleigh                           Lilly, Edward G. entr 1993
Raleigh                           Lilly, Edwards G. add 1991
Raleigh                           Linville, J.F. house 1950
Raleigh                           London, George house 1956
Raleigh                           Lovick, Annie house 1956
Raleigh                           Lynch, Mark house 1956
Raleigh                           Lynch, Mark G. prop. house 1980
Raleigh                           Macleod house/ren 1981.88
Raleigh                           Madry, Raymond Jr. add 1980
Raleigh                           Manly, Issac house 1961
Raleigh                           Manly, James house 1962
Raleigh                           Markle, Willard G. house 1974
Raleigh                           Marshall, Penn house 1961
Raleigh                           Marshall, R. E. house 1950
Raleigh                           Martin Wlliam add 1956
Raleigh                           Martin, Bill house 1976
Raleigh                           Maupin, Armistead house 1949
Raleigh                           McCarthy, Jack prop. house 1984
Raleigh                           McConnell, John D. prop. alter 1977
Raleigh                           McDonald, P.H. house 1957
Raleigh                           McKimmon, Arthur house 1956
Raleigh                           Meredith Presid. House renov 1971
Raleigh                           Meredith Presid. House house ?
Raleigh                           Miller, Dr. Philip home 1994
Raleigh                           Miller, Lee house 1966
Raleigh                           Moore, Joseph L. house 1984
Raleigh                           Morgan Reasident Court courtyard 1981
Raleigh                           Musselwhite, Marvin prop. house 1980
Raleigh                           Newsome, M. C. alter 1984
Raleigh                           Nichols Drive apt. alter 1982
Raleigh                           Noneman, Jack house 1991
Raleigh                           Norris, Thomas A. house 1968
Raleigh                           Page, Ernest add 1964
Raleigh                           Page, WIlliam S. alter 1986
Raleigh                           Page, Winston L. alter/add 1985
Raleigh                           Park, Bruce add 1988
Raleigh                           Park, John A. house 1969
Raleigh                           Parker, Fred P., II alter 1981
Raleigh                           Parsons, L.R. house 1952
Raleigh                           Paschal, George W., III house 1987
Raleigh                           Paschal, Mr. and Mrs. addit to residence 1993
Raleigh                           Paschal, Robert C. house 1987
Raleigh                           Peeden, James Jr. alter/add 1982
Raleigh                           Peterson, Alan H. alter/add 1987
Raleigh                           Pinyoun, Roy house 1953
Raleigh                           Poole, Gregory Sr. house 1977
Raleigh                           Poole, R.F., Jr. house 1961
Raleigh                           Pope, John garage add 1982
Raleigh                           Powell, T.C., Jr. house/add 1951
Raleigh                           Price, Robert R. alte/add 1979
Raleigh                           Proctor, William house 1979
Raleigh                           Ragland, Trent Jr. alter/add 1985
Raleigh                           Ragland, Trent Jr. house 1985
Raleigh                           Ragland, W. Trent Jr. sub-house 1960
Raleigh                           Ragland, W. Trent Jr. house 1961
Raleigh                           Ragland, W. Trent, Jr. house 1961
Raleigh                           Ragland, W. Trent, Jr. alter/add 1984
Raleigh                           Ragland, W.M. house 1958
Raleigh                           Ragland, W.T. add 1965
Raleigh                           Rice, John T. cabinet 1977
Raleigh                           Riddick, Anna guest house 1959
Raleigh                           Roberson, C.B kitchen 1981
Raleigh                           Rogers, Jimmy renov. 1975
Raleigh                           Root, Aldert prop house 1953
Raleigh                           Rose, Betty Poole alter/add
Raleigh                           Ross, Williams alter/add 1961
Raleigh                           Rumsey, Peter alter/add 1977
Raleigh                           Sanders, W.M. house 1955
Raleigh                           Schweidler, J.F. prop. add 1987
Raleigh                           Scott, Donald R. alter 1982
Raleigh                           Scott, James add
Raleigh                           Shackleford, Dan house 1955
Raleigh                           Shavlik, Ronnie alter 1984
Raleigh                           Shaw, H.M., Jr. alter/renov 1962
Raleigh                           Shaw, Henry alter 1990
Raleigh                           Shuping, L.B. alter 1980
Raleigh                           Simpson, Sam details 1979
Raleigh                           Sinclaire, Gordon alter/add 1961
Raleigh                           Sinclaire, Louis add 1977
Raleigh                           Skinner, Julia alter 1963
Raleigh                           Smith, Alton house 1957
Raleigh                           Smith, Alton add 1991
Raleigh                           Smith, Arnold add 1973
Raleigh                           Smith, Charles L. house 1950
Raleigh                           Smith, Gordon house 1973
Raleigh                           Smith, Lee pool 1975
Raleigh                           Smith, Lee C. house 1967
Raleigh                           Smith, Sherwood Jr. house/add 1973.84
Raleigh                           Smith, Sherwood Jr. house/add 1990
Raleigh                           Sparrow, Nathaniel gar. & alt. 1977
Raleigh                           Starling, Norwood alter 1977
Raleigh                           Steele, Jack house 1956
Raleigh                           Stone, Richard alter 1968
Raleigh                           Taylor, Philip house 1962
Raleigh                           Taylor, Zachary add 1991
Raleigh                           Techet, Steven house 1989
Raleigh                           Thompson, C.L. alter 1964
Raleigh                           Thompson, Elizabeth renov 1963
Raleigh                           Tillery, Paul house 1955
Raleigh                           Tomlinson, Travis house 1953
Raleigh                           Toms, Herbert L. house 1968
Raleigh                           Towler, Reid add 1990
Raleigh                           Trott, William add
Raleigh                           Truesdale, Jack house 1956
Raleigh                           Tucker, Garland S. III add 1983
Raleigh                           Tucker, Garland S. III garden 1986
Raleigh                           Tuttle, I. G. alter 1962
Raleigh                           Tyler, Runyon house 1989
Raleigh                           Tyler, Betsy house 1990
Raleigh                           Upchurch, T.A house 1953
Raleigh                           Upchurch, T.A. details 1956
Raleigh                           Urquhart, Richard A. Jr. house 1954
Raleigh                           Vaughn, Marcus house 1965
Raleigh                           Venters, Nickye add/renov 1992
Raleigh                           Vick, W.C. house 1967
Raleigh                           Walker, James house 1958
Raleigh                           Walser, Frank add 1962
Raleigh                           Warren, Robert S. Jr. house 1977
Raleigh                           Webb, Dr. Alex house 1974
Raleigh                           Webster, Christopher house 1967
Raleigh                           West, Mrs. Louis alter/add 1971
Raleigh                           White, Howard house 1956
Raleigh                           White, Lorentz house 1951
Raleigh                           White, Lorentz, Jr. add 1961
Raleigh                           White, S.M. garage 1992
Raleigh                           White, Snydor house 1967
Raleigh                           Wilkerson, Charles house 1963
Raleigh                           Willet, Robert W. house 1963
Raleigh                           Williams, Cross add/renov 1992
Raleigh                           Williams, John A. house 1949
Raleigh                           Williams, John C. detail 1964
Raleigh                           Williams, John C. residence 1992
Raleigh                           Williams, Mason Addition 1992
Raleigh                           Williams, Murray house 1990
Raleigh                           Williams, Robert house 1953
Raleigh                           Wilson, Alex house 1969
Raleigh                           Winston, Bob alter. 1991
Raleigh                           Winston, C.M. Addition 1993
Raleigh                           Winston, R. W. house 1940
Raleigh                           Wooten, L.E. house 1970
Raleigh                           Worth, George house 1964
Raleigh                           Worth, Hal III house 1976
Raleigh                           Worth, Hal, Jr. house 1955
Raleigh                           Worth, Thomas add 1958
Raleigh                           Wright, Isaac house 1960
Raleigh                           Yarbouough, Mary E. renov/add 1963
Raleigh                           Yates, Joseph alter 1968
Raleigh                                                     alter/add 1961
Raleigh                           Smith, Charles, Lee alter/add 1986
Roanoke Island             Evans, Charles D. prop. house 1982
Roanoke Rapids            Elmore, WIlliam G. house 1982
Rocky Mount                Griffin, C.A. house 1951
Roxboro                       Wagstaff prop alter
Sanford                        Stewart, Roy house 1978
Smithfield                     Batton, Woodrow house 1963
Smithfield                     Creech, Max house 1972
Smithfield                     Holding, Frank house 1974
Smithfield                     Pernell, Carlton prop house 1977
Smithfield                     Taylor, Marvin alter/add 1974
Smithfield                     Taylor, Marvin alter 1985
Smithfield                     Wellons, Elmer prop renov 1974
Smithfield                     Williams, C.S. alter/add 1971
Spooners Creek             Warren, R.S. Jr. house 1968
Raleigh                         Paschal, Mr. and Mrs. addit to residence 1993
Troy                             Capel, Jessie S. original house plan 1938
Troy                             Capel, Jessie S. alter/add 1985
Troy                             Capel, Jessie S. alter/add 1993
Wake County                 Louis, M. James house 1985
Wake County                 Manly, Fred house 1974
Wake County                 Miller, David house 1983
Wake County                 Park, Ben F. house 1974
Wake County                 Parker, Jordan house 1982
Wake County                 Poyner, James prop house 1985
Wake County                 Ragland, W. Trent Jr. house 1961
Wake County                 Shaw, Henry house 1966
Wake County               Shaw, Jane house 1979
Wake County               Watkins, William house 1966
Wake County               Yates, Joseph W. III house/add 1976.85
Wake Forest                Mackie, George house 1973
Warrenton                   Tisdale, Wright prop alterer 1974
Watauga                     Clement, Charles house 1975
Waycross, Ga              Kopp, John house 1953
Williamsborough           Urquhart, R. prop house 1967
Williamston                  Lee, Willis alter 1979
Williamston                  Lilley, Lawrence house 1956
Williamston                  Robertson, Raymond house
Williamston                  Thigpin, Joe house 1954
Wilmington                  Booker, E.N., Jr. house 1982
Wilmington                  Metts, John add 1956
Wilmington                  Venters, Victor house 1974
Wilson                         Blake, Walter house 1973
Wilson                         Hackney, Thomas J., Jr. add/alter 1984
Wilson                         Holdford house 1971
Wrightsville Beach         Reynolds, Ted R. b. house
No location                   Boone, Dan 1992
No location                   Bradshaw, Preston sketches 1976
No location                   Collins, Bobby Prop. house 1982
No location                   Duke, David alt 1989
No location                   Green, John
No location                   Ling, Dr. and Mrs. add 1993
No location                   Logan, John yard 1993
No location                   McKay, Dr. and Mrs. alt 1993
No location                   Moore, Ralph Addition 1993
No location                   Paschal Addition 1993
No location                   Ragland, W. Trent, Jr. boat house 1961
No location                   Sealy, Robert b. house
No location                   Taylor, Phil prop house 1986
No location                   Tom Hunter dead files
No location                   Williams, Ward
No location                   York, Smedes adds 1981.88.93



Sources include: Statler Gilfillen, Brian Shawcroft.