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Midway Plantation in Knightdale was built on a 1739 land grant from Lord Granville and has remained in the family since then. The house was film critic Godfrey Cheshire's mother's home and is now in possession of his first cousin. With Knightdale growing and a highway encroaching on the house, the family decided the only way to save it was to move it. Cheshire made a movie of the move titled Moving Midway. Simpson discusses the film.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 38, Sept 2008, p45, il Periodical Website
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At the end of the road stands Midway Plantation, built in 1848 as the seat of the extended Hinton family, whose many thousands of acres once stretched westward from Smithfield to outside Raleigh. Midway Plantation now graces a site a few miles from the original location on Highway 64 after a dramatic move in 2005 that is the subject of a major new documentary film by Godfrey Cheshire.
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Midway Plantation in Knightdale was built on a 1739 land grant from Lord Granville, and the property has remained in the Silver family for seven generations. The plantation house sat on what was the old Tarborough Road, which has become a major highway in 2005. Highway I-540 is encroaching nearby. To save their 4,000-square-foot home, the family moved the house and its five outbuildings to a new location. Lea discusses the relocation process.
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Metro Magazine (NoCar F 264 R1 M48), Vol. 7 Issue 12, Dec 2006, p28-34, 36, il Periodical Website
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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. In 2005, the house will be relocated two and a half miles north of its present location. Godfrey Cheshire, a cousin of owner Charlie Silver, is making a documentary film of the move. Cheshire, who founded SPECTATOR MAGAZINE in 1978, moved to New York from Raleigh in 1991 to work as a film critic.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 22 Issue 30, July 2005, p22-25, il Periodical Website
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7328
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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.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 3, Aug 2005, p128-132, il Periodical Website
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