Heartsease, 113 East Queen Street, Hillsborough, Orange County, NC
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113 East Queen Street, Hillsborough, NC
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS NC-159
Building/structure dates: 1772 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1810 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1837 subsequent work
Significance: Firmly entrenched local tradition says that the State's third governor, Thomas Burke, lived in this house before the Revolution. This house was said to be his "town house" while Tyaquin, a plantation 1/2 mile northeast of Hillsborough (where Burke is buried), was his country residence. He is said to have been captured on the front steps of Heartsease on the foggy morning of Sept. 12, 1781, by David Fanning's band of Tories. Miss Mary W. ("Polly") Burke, daughter of Governor Burke, owned Heartsease from 1810 to 1837 when she sold it to the Heartt family who gave it its name. It was the home of Dennis Heartt, famous editor of the influential Hillsborough Recorder, for many years and still (in 1963) belongs to a relative of the Heartt family. One of North Carolina's most famous houses.
Burke, Gov. Thomas
Heartt, W. A.
Wall, Miss. Rebecca B.
Burke, Miss. Mary William
Biggs, Archie A., Photographer
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. Historic American Buildings Survey, EXTERIOR VIEW (FRONT).
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Archie A. Biggs, Photographer June 29, 1937 GENERAL VIEW FROM STREET.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Archie A. Biggs, Photographer June 29, 1937 ONE-STORY PORTION FROM STREET.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, EXTERIOR VIEW, (FRONT).
5. EXTERIOR, EAST SIDE
6. EXTERIOR, WEST SIDE
7. EXTERIOR, VIEW OF TYPICAL WINDOW WITH DOUBLE SHUTTERS
8. EXTERIOR, CLOSE-UP OF DORMER AND CHIMNEY, SOUTH FRONT VIEW
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