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Niche, Coolmore, Edgecombe County, North Carolina

Coolmore (Tarboro, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Niche, Coolmore, Edgecombe County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Italianate (North American architecture styles)
Niches (Architecture)
Plantation houses
Original Format:
Color slides
Extent:
2 x 2 in.
Item identifier:
bh1157pnc008
Created Date:
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Location:
Edgecombe County (N.C.)
Coolmore Plantation (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).
RightsStatements.org:
In Copyright
For more information:
http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0
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: Coolmore Plantation (Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina)

Architect:
more info on Lind, E. G. 
Painter:
more info on Dreyer, Ernst 
Built:
Street:
316 Stonelark Ln
Community:
Tarboro
State:
North Carolina
Zip:
27886
Provenance note:
Coolmore was built for Dr. Joseph J. W. Powell, a cotton planter and physician, first owner
Architectural note:
The Italianate style main house has a central-passage plan, divided into a vestibule, stair hall and back hall. The surviving outbuildings, also done in the Italianate style, include a smokehouse, a carriage house, servants' quarters, a gas house, and a kitchen. The Powell family papers (privately held) document thoroughly Lind's role in planning the house, orders of furnishings and other items from Baltimore, and other accounts. The house was completed on the eve of the Civil War and is regarded as one of the most completely preserved of Lind's residences. The home also features the remarkably intact work of the Baltimore decorative painter Ernst Dreyer. Dreyer's art is not actually fresco (painted in wet plaster) but paint on plaster; it is illustrated in Bishir, North Carolina Architecture.
Historical note:
Coolmore remained in the Powell family for generations, and the family maintained it in its original condition, including its Italianate style outbuildings, furnishings, decorative paintings, and landscape. Coolmore is currently a stewardship property of the non-profit organization Preservation North Carolina. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a National Historical Landmark.
Location:
Tarboro (N.C.)
Coolmore Plantation (N.C.)
Edgecombe County (N.C.)
Subjects:
Architectural moldings
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration
Attics
Barns
Carriage houses
Ceiling fixtures
Central-passage houses
Cookhouses
Decoration and ornament
Entrance halls
Gas houses
Historic buildings
Historic sites
Houses
Housing, Single family
Italianate (North American architecture styles)
Landscaping
Lost architecture
National Historic Landmarks
National Register of Historic Places
Nonprofit organizations
Outbuildings
Paintings (Visual works)
Plantation houses
Plantations
Plaster
Roundels (Circular panels)
Servants' quarters
Slave quarters
Slavery
Smokehouses
Spiral stairs
Stained glass windows
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Latitude, Longitude:
35.92291, -77.598689
External Resources:
Coolmore Plantation National Register Nomination
Coolmore Plantation National Register Photographs