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Memminger House, State Route 1123, Flat Rock, Henderson County, NC



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Location
State Route 1123, Flat Rock, NC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
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.

Subjects
Houses
Wooden Buildings
Domestic Life


Related Names
Memminger, C. G.
Sandburg, Carl
Burgin, W. R., Delineator
Jones, D. T., Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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