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


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Bill Correll was irreversibly inspired by a meeting with Frank Lloyd Wright, changing his life and shaping his design philosophy.  Correll graduated from NCSU with a BS in Architectural Engineering in 1941.  He entered the military in WWII and retired from the reserves in 1972 as a Lt. Colonel.  He taught at the School of Design for two years. 

From 1947 through 1957, he worked with Jesse M. Page, Page and Smith and Hayes, and Seay, Mattern and Mattern.  After leaving private practice, he was Chief Architect for the State of North Carolina's Division of Property Control from 1957 to 1982.  After retiring from the state, he started the Roofing Consulting Institute and became its longtime Executive Director.




1949 - Brick manufacturer Lewis Isenhour hired Correll and architect Jesse Page to
design a large Usonian brick residence at
300 Carbonton Road, Sanford NC.  The
exterior is double Roman brick.  The interior has many built-ins.  Isenhour's daughter
Thanta recalls it being published in a national magazine in 1950.  Some of the smaller sepia photos above are from that magazine.  Renovated to a more traditional interior in the early 1990's.  As of 2011, owned by Mark Davenport, the grandson of Isenhour's last wife.

1962 - The William and Dorothy Correll Residence, 3209 Oak Grove Circle, Raleigh. 
Correll won an AIANC award for this house in 1964.  Built by Luther Franks.  As of 2011 still owned by the Correll family who supplied these photos.

Sources include:  Roofing Consulting Institute, AIANC, Downtown Sanford, Thanta
Isenhour,  William Correll Obituary, his wife Dorothy Correll, his son William C. Correll, Jr.