Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

so I start this site in Virginia… go figure

Traveler’s Rest: 1938

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click on the link… I visit Shorpy’s site almost daily…

http://www.shorpy.com/node/22335?size=_original#caption

Of course this little bungalow was built considerably before 1938… if you disagree… why?  What year do you think?

1938. “Traveller’s Rest, Louisburg vicinity, Franklin County, North Carolina. Farm of A.T. Wilson; a roadside guest house.” 8×10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston

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Written by anderson1951

July 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm

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  1. The construction says 19th/very early 20th century. My 1900 Oregon farmhouse had ship-lap siding (now under vinyl), stone foundation, single-pane windows, and cedar shingles. The beautiful photograph may have been taken in 1938 but the structure was built much earlier. When did A. T. Wilson acquire Traveler’s Rest?

    kanderson819

    July 28, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    • I have no history on the Franklin County Wilsons… but many of my genealogical exploits take place in that area. I get fascinated by these old photos…
      The front step “almost” looks like an old millstone. Also note some sort of old “flywheel” off the corner…

      anderson1951

      July 29, 2017 at 3:26 pm

  2. Hey Marc…the picture was taken by Johnston in 1938. It is not the date it was built.

    Traci Thompson

    July 31, 2017 at 8:42 am

  3. The pic was published in this book: The early architecture of North Carolina; a pictorial survey by Frances Benjamin Johnston, with an architectural history by Thomas Tileston Waterman; foreword by Leicester B. Holland, F.A.I.A. https://www.loc.gov/item/42002517/

    Traci Thompson

    July 31, 2017 at 8:48 am


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