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Interior detail, Old Town Plantation House, Edgecombe County, North Carolina

Old Town Plantation House (Edgecombe County, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Interior detail, Old Town Plantation House, Edgecombe County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Plantation houses
Wainscoting
Original Format:
Color slides; 2 x 2 in.
Item identifier:
bh1158pnc013
Created Date:
circa
Created Date:
Description:
Provenance: It is believed that the house was built for planter Jacob Battle, who married Penelope Edwards in 1785. | Architectural Note: The house typifies houses built for the eighteenth-century planter class in Eastern North Carolina. It has a hall-parlor plan, with double front doors allowing separate access to the hall and parlor.The front porch also has small enclossed rooms, often called "preacher rooms," at each end only accessible from the porch, a feature common to this part of the state. | Historical Note: The house was originally dated to 1742, but, based on new dendrochronology, it is now believed to have been built in 1786. Old Town Plantation was restored in the 1980s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Location:
Edgecombe County (N.C.)
Old Town 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
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:

Built:
State:
North Carolina
Provenance note:
It is believed that the house was built for planter Jacob Battle, who married Penelope Edwards in 1785.
Architectural note:
The house typifies houses built for the eighteenth-century planter class in Eastern North Carolina. It has a hall-parlor plan, with double front doors allowing separate access to the hall and parlor. The front porch also has small enclosed rooms, often called "preacher rooms," at each end only accessible from the porch, a feature common to this part of the state.
Historical note:
The house was originally dated to 1742, but, based on new dendrochronology, it is now believed to have been built in 1786. Old Town Plantation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location:
Edgecombe County (N.C.)
Subjects:
Plantation houses
Historic buildings
Porches
Hall and parlor houses
Parlors
Plantations
Hiding places
Priest holes
Double doors

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