Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration--Lenoir County
Currently viewing results 1 - 2
The Lafayette House was built before 1790 on land adjoining Contentnea Creek in Lenoir County. At that time England ruled the land and the county was named Dobbs. After 1890, the house became a tenant house and then a vacant house. Gerald Tripp purchased the house for restoration in 1979. Harker describes the work on the house, which had never known plumbing, central heat, wiring, and the telephone before the Tripps installed them.
A house called Lafayette is one of the few reminders left in Lenoir County of the time when the British ruled the land and the county was named Dobbs. Built by the Whitfield family before 1790, the house remained mostly vacant for nearly a century. After much vandalism and folklore, Lafayette was renovated and preserved.