Cooleemee

Terminus of SR 1812, Mocksville, North Carolina

Photo 

File:Cooleemee Plantation Davie County North Carolina.jpg

1938

Photo taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston (18641952)

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Map 

Description 

It was purchased in 1814 by Peter Nelson Hairston from General Jesse Pearson. The plantation contained approximately 4,500 acres, and the present house is on a hill overlooking the Yadkin River. Construction on the house was started in 1850 and finished in 1854. There is no record of an architect being connected directly with the plantation house, but drawings on an "Anglo-Grecian Villa" published in W.H. Ranlett's The Architect and also in Godey's Lady's Book were used to build the house. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS NC-212)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 20, 1973
Reference number
73001334
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Anglo-Grecian villa
Areas of significance
Landscape Architecture; Architecture; Agriculture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1850
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 1

Update Log 

  • February 20, 2015: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "GPS Coordinates" and Imported Photo

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