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Midway Plantation in Knightdale was built on a 1739 land grant from Lord Granville. The property has remained in the Silver family for seven generations. The plantation house sits on what was the old Tarborough Road, which has become a major highway in 2005. Highway I-540 is encroaching nearby. The family decided that the only way to save their 4,000-square-foot home was to move it. Structural engineer for the project is David Fischetti, who supervised relocation of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. In 2005, the house will be moved two and a half miles north and relocated on land that passed out of the family in 1830.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 3, Aug 2005, p128-132, il Periodical Website
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