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Arthur Dobbs served as royal governor of North Carolina from 1754 until his death in 1765. Block summarizes Dobbs' life and offers a portrait of his native Ireland, which the author and her husband visited in 1993.
The author asserted the home, with grounds declared a historic site by the Federal Government, belied significance on many levels. Personal significance was illustrated in the builder naming the house after a town in Ireland. Personal significance can be perceived in the appreciated beauty of Western North Carolina that encouraged the Sandburgs’ move from Michigan. As for its historical significance, that can be gauged in its construction during the antebellum period and the original owner’s position as treasurer for the Confederacy.