Monday, January 21, 2008

Moore-Gwynn House (c. 1790)

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Photo 85. Moore-Gwyn House. ca. 1790. Large 2-story brick house on a raised basement with restrained exterior treatment and full-blown Federal trim which may have been a later addition. One of the most handsome Federal style houses in the northern Piedmont of North Carolina. Probably built for Samuel Moore, a tobacco planter. The treatment of the raised basement as an element of the facade by means of matching architectural detail is atypical of Caswell County and creates a particularly imposing appearance. On the National Register of Historic Places.


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