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View, Hayes, Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina

Hayes Plantation House (Edenton, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
View, Hayes, Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Plantation houses
Historic buildings
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph); 8 x 10 inches
Item identifier:
SHPO-N-47-5-165
Architect:
Created Date:
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Location:
Hayes House (N.C.)
Edenton (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office
Collection:
State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) held by
Note field:
Not all materials from the physical collection may have been scanned. Images may have been enhanced for web access.
Rights:
Reproduction and use of this material requires permission from the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. For general information see their website (http://www.hpo.ncdcr.gov/).
Funding:
Digitization of this image was partially supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Building:

Provenance note:
James C. Johnston (planter), first owner; Edward Wood, second owner
Architectural note:
The building is considered one of the state's most important plantation houses of the Federal period. The exterior blends a Palladian form with Adamesque and Greek Revival features to create a unique composition. The interior uses early Greek Revival motifs as well as Gothic Revival details. Architect Nichols also functioned as the carpenter on the project.
Historical note:
The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a National Historical Landmark. For a more complete account of Hayes's construction, see Catherine W. Bishir, "'Severe Survitude to House Building': The Construction of Hayes Plantation House, 1814-1817," North Carolina Historical Review, vol. 68, no. 4 (October, 1991); reprinted in Catherine W. Bishir, Southern Built: American Architecture, Regional Practice (2006). For a history of the family and house, see John G. Zehmer, Hayes Plantation.
Location:
Edenton (N.C.)
Subjects:
Housing, Single family
Houses
Plantation houses
Palladian
Historic buildings
Gothic revival (Architecture)
Greek revival (Architecture)
Adam Style
National Register of Historic Places
National Historic Landmarks
Latitude, Longitude:
36.053233, -76.602446
External Resources:
National Historic Landmarks Program: Hayes Plantation

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