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Seven Hearths, 157 East King Street, Hillsborough, Orange County, NC



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Item Title


Location
157 East King Street, Hillsborough, NC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NC-223
Building/structure dates: 1800 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1820 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1877 subsequent work
Significance: The central block of the hosue is an excellent example of early "Piedmont" architecture. All indications are that the basement room (under the central block) was used once, maybe twice, as a tavern in the history of house; and this is still in fine condition-- heavy beams and great, arched fireplace. The west wing, built perhaps in the 1820s, is in itself exceptionally attractive. All of the early owners of the house have been significant figures in local history-- William Reed, Barnaby Cabe, Willam Courtney, Thomas D. Watts. etc

Subjects
Houses
Wooden Buildings
Domestic Life


Related Names
Murphy, Dr. Robert
Reed, William
Cabe, Barnaby
Courtney, William
Watts, Thomas D.
Person, Gen. Thomas
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer
Silverman, Eleni, Historian
Newsom, J. L., Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. MAIN (SOUTH) ELEVATION
2. EAST ELEVATION
3. REAR (NORTH) ELEVATION
4. WEST ELEVATION
5. FIRST FLOOR, SOUTHEAST ROOM, VIEW OF STAIR AND WAINSCOTING


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