Verona, U.S. Route 158, Jackson, Northampton County, NC
U.S. Route 158, Jackson vicinity, NC
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS NC-214
Building/structure dates: 1853 initial construction
Significance: Verona was built by Matt Whittaker Ransom in 1853, its romantic latticework and balconies were inspired by similar structures in Ransom's home town, Shucco Springs, and were not the result of Ransom serving as ambassador to Mexico in 1901 as is often assumed. The land on which Verona stands was acquired through Mrs. Ransom's family, the Exums, one of 3 largest landowners in the state. Originally consisting of perhaps as much as 3,000 acres...
Ransom, Matt Whittaker
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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