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Front view, Bellair, Craven County, North Carolina

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

Title:
Front view, Bellair, Craven County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Palladian
Architecture, Georgian
Plantation houses
Original Format:
Color slides
Extent:
2 x 2 in.
Item identifier:
bh1107pnc001
Created Date:
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Location:
Craven County (N.C.)
Bellair (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 Preservation North Carolina
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: Bellair (New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina)

Built:
Street:
1100 Washington Post Road
Community:
New Bern
State:
North Carolina
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 Register of Historic Places
Brickwork
Architecture, Georgian
Basements
Woodwork
Flemish bond (Masonry technique)
Pediments
Pavilions (Building divisions)
Latitude, Longitude:
35.165538, -77.121061