Cupola House

408 S. Broad St., Edenton, North Carolina

Photos 

Cupola House

1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Thomas T. Waterman, Photographer 1939 GENERAL VIEW.

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Street View 

Description 

Built c. 1725 and remodeled in 1756-58, this structure is an outstanding example of a timber-framed residence illustrating the transition from 17th century Jacobean to 18th century Georgian architectural styles. In all the southern colonies, it is the only extant house that carries a Jacobean overhang at the second story. The roof is crowned by an octogonal wood cupola, thus its name. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, April 15, 1970

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 15, 1970
Reference number
70000889
Architectural styles
Colonial; Georgian; Other architectural type; Jacobean-Georgian
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1700-1749; 1750-1799
Significant years
1725; 1756; 1758

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • February 9, 2015: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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