Thomas Grant Harbison House

2930 Walhalla Rd., Highlands, North Carolina


Photo taken by pam phillips in September 2015



Street View 


The Thomas Grant Harbison House is a historic house at 2930 Walhalla Road, just outside Highlands, North Carolina. The two-story wood frame house was built in 1921 for the botanist Thomas Grant Harbison (1862-1936), who was responsible for some of the surviving plantings, including a stand of the endangered Torreya taxifolia, on the extant 3.3-acre (1.3 ha) property. The south (street-facing) facade is five bays across, with a two-story porch sheltering the center three bays and the entrance. The north-facing facade has a similar porch that is only a single story. The house remained in the Harbison family until 1985.[2]

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 30, 2008
Reference number
NR name
Harbison, Thomas Grant, House
Architectural style
American Movement: Bungalow/Craftsman
Areas of significance
Architecture; Education; Science
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
B - Person; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1921; 1936
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing sites: 1

Update Log 

  • June 27, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • September 12, 2015: New photo from pam phillips
  • May 21, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "GPS Coordinates" & "Streetview"