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Slave house, Somerset Place, Washington County, North Carolina

Somerset Place (Washington County, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Slave house, Somerset Place, Washington County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Greek revival (Architecture)
Plantation houses
Slave quarters
Original Format:
Color slides
Extent:
2 x 2 in.
Item identifier:
bh2109pnc001
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Location:
Washington County (N.C.)
Somerset Place (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: Somerset Place -- Josiah Collins House (Washington County, North Carolina)

Built:
Community:
Washington County
State:
North Carolina
Provenance note:
Lake Company (businessmen rice planters), first landowner; Josiah Collins (merchant-rice planter), second landowner; Josiah Collins II (corn planter), third landowner; Josiah Collins III (corn planter) and Mary Riggs Collins, fourth landowner and first owner of home.
Architectural note:
Half a dozen original outbuildings remain on the property, along with reconstructions.
Historical note:
The rice plantation was worked by hundreds of slaves starting in the late eighteenth century. The site is one of the northernmost locations for successful rice production in the country. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a North Carolina Historic Site.
Location:
Washington County (N.C.)
Subjects:
Plantation houses
Historic sites
National Register of Historic Places
Outbuildings
Houses
Housing, Single family
Slavery
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction
Historic buildings
Rice
Plantations
Slave quarters