Cooleemee Plantation, U.S. Route 64, Mocksville, Davie County, NC
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U.S. Route 64, Mocksville vicinity, NC
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS NC-212
Building/structure dates: 1850 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1915 subsequent work
National Register Number: 73001334
Significance: It was purchased in 1814 by Peter Nelson Hairston from General Jesse Pearson. The plantation contained approximately 4,500 acres, and the present house is on a hill overlooking the Yadkin River. Construction on the house was started in 1850 and finished in 1854. There is no record of an architect being connected directly with the plantation house, but drawings on an "Anglo-Grecian Villa" published in W.H. Ranlett's The Architect and also in Godey's Lady's Book were used to build the house.
Hairston, Peter Nelson
Buie, J. C., Delineator
Kreps, J. A., Delineator
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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