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Outbuilding view, Massenburg Plantation (Woodleaf Plantation), Franklin County, North Carolina

Nicholas Massenburg Plantation (Franklin County, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Outbuilding view, Massenburg Plantation (Woodleaf Plantation), Franklin County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Federal
Greek revival (Architecture)
Plantation houses
Outbuildings
Original Format:
Color slides; 2 x 2 in.
Item identifier:
bh1185pnc015
Created Date:
circa
Created Date:
Description:
Provenance: The front portion of the home may have already been standing when Nicholas Massenburg bought the land in 1830 and expanded the house for wife, Lucy Davis, and his growing family. | Architectural Note: The original 1 1/2 story section of the house, done in the Federal style, is laid out in a hall-parlor plan. The Greek Revival second story and rear wing were added in 1838 and were constructed by both free and slave laborers. The plantation complex is remarkably complete, and the property also includes a cotton gin, smokehouse, doctor's office, barns and a corncrib. | Historical Note: Massenburg Plantation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Location:
Franklin County (N.C.)
Massenburg 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:

Provenance note:
The front portion of the home may have already been standing when Nicholas Massenburg bought the land in 1830 and expanded the house for wife, Lucy Davis, and his growing family.
Architectural note:
The original 1 1/2 story section of the house, done in the Federal style, is laid out in a hall-parlor plan. The Greek Revival second story and rear wing were added in 1838 and were constructed by both free and slave laborers. The plantation complex is remarkably complete, and the property also includes a cotton gin, smokehouse, doctor's office, barns and a corncrib.
Historical note:
Massenburg Plantation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
General note:
Also known as Woodleaf Plantation.
Location:
Franklin County (N.C.)
Subjects:
Plantation houses
Plantations
Historic sites
Greek revival (Architecture)
National Historic Landmarks

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