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Fourth floor plan, Korner's Folly, Kernersville, North Carolina

Korner's Folly (Kernersville, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Fourth floor plan, Korner's Folly, Kernersville, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Floor plans
Houses
Original Format:
Measured drawings
Extent:
scale: 1/4 in. = 1 ft.; 483mm x 610mm
Item identifier:
bh013905104
Delineator:
Bass, Joseph Bickett more info on Bass, Joseph Bickett 
Created Date:
Description:
5 of 10
Genre:
Architectural drawings
Location:
Kernersville (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries
Collection:
Historic Architecture Research. Project Records (UA110.041) held by Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries
Note field:
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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: Korner's Folly (Kernersville, Forsyth County, North Carolina)

Painter:
more info on Milch, Cesar 
Architect-interior decorator:
more info on Korner, Jule, interior decorator 
Built:
Street:
Highway 150
Community:
Kernersville
State:
North Carolina
Provenance note:
The house was built by Jule Gilmer Korner, first owner, an interior decorator, painter, and traveler, and was enlarged to its present size upon his marriage to Polly Masten. Also owned by their daughter, Mrs. D. L. Donnel.
Architectural note:
The three story, twenty-two room, brick residence was built in 1880. It exhibits a tall gabled roof with Italianate corbeling and has multiple stories of rooms with varying heights. The sharp-pitched roof, covered with shingles is said to have been cut from a single tree. The house contains numerous decorative features, such as carved human and animal figures and ceiling frescoes by German artist Cesar Milch, using themes from some of Rubens's paintings. There are twenty fireplaces in the home, and each is different. The house between the intersecting gables housed one of the first little theaters in America. The house was enlarged to its present form in 1886.
Historical note:
The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location:
Kernersville (N.C.)
Subjects:
Historic buildings
Houses
Italianate (North American architecture styles)
National Register of Historic Places
Rustic (Style)