Memminger House, State Route 1123, Flat Rock, Henderson County, NC
State Route 1123, Flat Rock, NC
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS NC-305
Building/structure dates: 1835 initial construction
Significance: This wood framed house, built circa 1835, is the oldest structure on the Carl Sandburg Estate. Built by C. G. Memminger, a wealthy Charleston businessman and later Secretary of the Confederacy, it served as a summer retreat and later as an interim residence while his large mansion was under construction. The structure was originally built as a two room house, but was enlarged between Memminger's ownership and the acquisition in 1945 by the writer-poet Carl Sandburg. Being an avid goat breeder, Mrs. Sandburg used the house as a place to keep her championship bucks. Due to historical significance, the entire estate including the Memminger House, is now under the direction of the National Park Service and open to the public.
Memminger, C. G.
Burgin, W. R., Delineator
Jones, D. T., Delineator
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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