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Moorefields, State Route 1135, Hillsborough, Orange County, NC



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Location
State Route 1135, Hillsborough, NC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NC-271
Building/structure dates: 1785 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1949 subsequent work
Significance: Moorefields was built in 1785 by U. S. Supreme Court Justice Alfred Moor and the Moores and Waddells have owned it for all except 37 years of its 178 year life...Moorefields is a notable small rural manor house...One [window] in the north wall of the Great Hall, bears Justice Alfred Moore's signature, "A. Moore" cut with a diamond....A family cemetery at Moorefields contains graves of various members of the Moore, Nash, and Waddell families.

Subjects
African Americans
Wooden Buildings
Domestic Life


Related Names
Draper-Savage, Edward T.
Moore, Judge. Alfred
Clay, Mrs. Henry
Benton, Thomas Hart
Moore, Augusta
Moore, Sarah Louisa
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EXTERIOR, SOUTHWEST FRONT
2. EXTERIOR, NORTHEAST REAR
3. INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR, STAIRCASE AND HALL
4. INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR, CENTER HALL, EAST WALL SHOWING FIREPLACE AND MANTEL
5. INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR, CENTER ROOM, EAST WALL, DETAIL OF MANTEL


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