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Cheap-ish Circa 1830s North Carolina Historic Greek Revival For Sale $110K
March 19, 2023
OHU50K Notes $110,000
This Cheap-ish North Carolina historic Greek Revival for sale, known as the Alexander Strong Martin House, is an early, modestly rendered example of the Greek Revival style featuring solid brick construction and finely crafted details such as a corbelled brick cornice; decorative curved exposed rafters; a 60-inch wide, double-leaf glazed front door set within deep coffered panels; an elaborate transom above the main entrance door; and well-executed, mitered window surrounds. The additional six-panel door to the left of the main entrance provides access to a room once used as an office. The front porch with a flashy center gable was added later and is composed of Tuscan colonettes atop brick piers, while the back porch displays a more Victorian-inspired version with turned posts, fretwork, decorative brackets and a shingled center gable. Per Preservation North Carolina
Impressive brick Greek Revival house built c. 1835! Located on prominent intersection in the bucolic crossroads village of Summerfield close to the Piedmont Triad International Airport, I-73 and US-220.
2,694 square feet
Lot Size: .66 acres
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4118 Oak Ridge Road Summerfieild, NC 27358 $110,000
Built in the 1830s at the intersection of Summerfield and Oak Ridge Roads, the Alexander Strong Martin House is among the largest brick residences in Guilford County of its era. This prominent location, evolving from a Native American footpath into a major Colonial and plank road connecting Virginia to Salisbury, was an attractive homesite for the son of a Revolutionary War patriot and governor. Subsequent owners included the Powells, Harrises, and starting in 1919, the Ayers family whose initial is suggested in the north facing porch gable.
Alexander Strong Martin
Alexander Strong Martin (1787-1864) was the son of Alexander Martin, a founding father of the United States, framer of the U.S. Constitution, fourth and seventh Governor of North Carolina, lawyer, merchant, planter, and slave owner. The senior Alexander had an affair with Elizabeth Strong and the junior Alexander was the result. He was his father’s only known child.
Alexander Strong Martin married Margaret Sharpe in 1808 and had eight children, Elizabeth, Mary , Jane Louise , Sallie Fields, James Lawrence, Alexander Hamilton, Samuel Bainbridge and Robert. In about 1845 the family moved from this home to Holmes, Mississippi.