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Doorframe detail, Scotch Hall, Bertie County, North Carolina

Scotch Hall (Merry Hill, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Doorframe detail, Scotch Hall, Bertie County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Doorframes
Federal style
Plantation houses
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph)
Extent:
5 x 7 in.
Item identifier:
bh0318p04
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Location:
Bertie County (N.C.)
Scotch Hall (Merry Hill, 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:
Not all materials from the physical collection may have been scanned. Images may have been enhanced for web access.
Rights:
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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: Scotch Hall (Merry Hill, Bertie County, North Carolina)

Built:
Community:
Merry Hill
State:
North Carolina
Provenance note:
George Washington Capehart (planter), first owner. George Capeheart's father, Cullen Capeheart, bought the house in 1811. The house remained in the family until the late twentieth century.
Historical note:
Scotch Hall was the largest antebellum plantation in Bertie County. The plantation was the setting of the 1851 novel "Bertie" by George Throop, who had been a tutor of the Capehart children. The plantation produced corn, cotton, livestock, beans, and fish. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Architectural note:
The two-story frame house includes a center passage plan, a small pedimented porch, and a full-width shed porch.
Location:
Bertie County (N.C.)
Scotch Hall (Merry Hill, N.C.)
Merry Hill (N.C.)
Subjects:
Antebellum
Authors
Central-passage houses
Corn industry
Cotton growing
Fishes
Historic buildings
Historic sites
Houses
Housing, Single family
Livestock
National Register of Historic Places
Pediments
Plantation houses
Plantations
Sheds