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View, Bellair, Craven County, North Carolina

Bellair (New Bern, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
View, Bellair, Craven County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Plantation houses
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph); 8 x 10 inches
Item identifier:
SHPO-N-71-1-585
Created Date:
to
Created Date:
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Location:
Bellair (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:

Street:
1100 Washington Post Road
Community:
New Bern
State:
NC
Zip:
28562
Provenance note:
Bellair was built on land formerly owned by the Speight family for planter Wilson Blount. Since 1838, the Richardson family has owned the property.
Architectural note:
This Palladian plantation house, unique in the state of North Carolina, has a one-room deep plan, with a central pedimented pavilion, Flemish-bond brickwork, and Georgian finishes. The interior is complete with Georgian features and a full raised basement.
Historical note:
Bellair is one of the few 18th century plantation houses left standing in the state. The home's interior woodwork is nearly identical to that found in New Bern's John Wright Stanly and Coor-Gaston houses. Bellair is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location:
New Bern (N.C.)
Subjects:
Houses
Housing, Single family
Plantation houses
Palladian
Historic buildings
National Historic Landmarks
Latitude, Longitude:
35.165538, -77.121061

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