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Side view, Neill-Turner-Lester House, Mountain Creek Township, Catawba County, North Carolina

Neill-Turner-Lester House (Mountain Creek Township, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Side view, Neill-Turner-Lester House, Mountain Creek Township, Catawba County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Federal
Italianate (North American architecture styles)
Houses
Chimneys
Porches
Original Format:
Color slides; 2 x 2 in.
Item identifier:
bh1082pnc002
Created Date:
circa
Created Date:
Description:
Provenance: It is believed that William Neill built the house around 1820. In 1850, his son William who inherited the house, was forced to sell the it to repay debts. Fielding Turner, a farmer, bought the house and passed it to his daughter Susan, who married Charles Henry Lester, the county's first architect. | Architectural Note: Originally, the house was a smaller rectangular structure, three bays wide and one room deep with a Federal style appearance. Later changes now emphasize an Italianate appearance, including pedimented windows. However, the house's Federal interior details have been largely retained. | Historical Note: The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Location:
Mountain Creek (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
Preservation North Carolina
Collection:
Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides) 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 Preservation North Carolina. For general information see the Preservation North Carolina website (http://www.presnc.org).
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:

Community:
Mountain Creek Township
State:
North Carolina
Provenance note:
It is believed that William Neill built the house around 1820. In 1850, his son William who inherited the house, was forced to sell the it to repay debts. Fielding Turner, a farmer, bought the house and passed it to his daughter Susan, who married Charles Henry Lester, the county's first architect.
Architectural note:
Originally, the house was a smaller rectangular structure, three bays wide and one room deep with a Federal style appearance. Later changes now emphasize an Italianate appearance, including pedimented windows. However, the house's Federal interior details have been largely retained.
Historical note:
The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location:
Mountain Creek (N.C.)
Subjects:
Houses
Housing, Single family
Decoration and ornament -- Federal style
Italianate (North American architecture styles)
Historic buildings

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