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Investigating the architecture and history of the William Eli Taylor House in Martin County has provided to important research opportunities. First, the house offers a test case for a theory of folk architecture, the hypothesis that the English hall-and-parlor house was modified by North Carolinians to fit their New World environment. Secondly, looking at the evolution of the house and the social, economic, and familial factors affecting that evolution presents a rich study of ancestry.
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Purchased and passed down by various family members, the Asa Biggs house was sold by its final owners to the Martin County Historical Society. Its size and architectural style reflect Biggs’ growing family and experience with buildings in the New Orleans area. From efforts of citizens and groups, the house reflecting 1840s life is open for public tours. It contains artifacts related to Asa Biggs, Williamston, and Martin County, as well as the Francis M. Manning History and Research Room.