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Twin Chimneys, 168 West King Street, Hillsborough, Orange County, NC



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Item Title


Location
168 West King Street, Hillsborough, NC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NC-313
Building/structure dates: 1768 initial construction
Significance: All indications are that this is a pre-Revolutionary house. It is built on land originally owned by Edmund Fanning. It is an excellent example of "Piedmont" architecture and is especially notable for its fine double twin chimneys. It has been associated with numerous important early figures: William Duffy, the attorney; the Rev. John Knox Witherspoon, and Hugh Waddell. It is sometimes known as "the Old Postoffice." It provides the setting for much of Sara Beaumont Kennedy's Revolutionary novel, Joscelyn Cheshire.

Subjects
Houses
Domestic Life
War (Revolutionary War)


Related Names
Forrest, Mrs. R. O.
Fanning, Edmund
Duffy, William
Witherspoon, Rev. John Knox
Waddell, Hugh
Kennedy, Sara Beaumont
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EXTERIOR, SOUTH FRONT FROM SOUTH
2. EXTERIOR, SOUTH FRONT FROM SOUTHWEST
3. EXTERIOR, WEST SIDE
4. EXTERIOR, NORTH REAR
5. INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR, SOUTHEAST ROOM, EAST WALL SHOWING FIREPLACE AND MANTEL


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