RUFFIN-SNIPES HOUSE

RUFFIN-SNIPES HOUSE

320
,
Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1820-1830
/ Modified in
1840
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  • Tue, 08/16/2016 - 11:23am by gary

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320
,
Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1820-1830
/ Modified in
1840
Builders: 
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Local Historic District: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

08.16.2016 (G. Kueber)

(Below in italics is from the National Register listing; not verified for accuracy by this author.)

Peter Brown Ruffin House: This well-preserved, two-story, side-gabled house dates to the 1820s. It is three bays wide and single pile with two two-story gabled rear ells. The house has beaded weatherboards and one-to-five common bond exterior brick chimneys. A six-panel door centered on the façade has a classical surround with fluted pilasters. It is sheltered by a full-width, hip-roofed porch supported by fluted columns, likely a mid-19th-century addition, that is accessed by brick steps at the front and wooden stairs at the right (east) end. There are flush wood sheathing and nine-over-nine wood-sash windows on the first-floor façade, nine-over-six windows on the second-floor façade, and four-over-four windows in the gables. The side elevations have six-over-six wood-sash windows. At least one of the gabled rear ells was added c. 1840 and was constructed by local builder John Berry; it contains a handsome Federal-style stair typical of Berry's work. There is a one-story, shed-roofed wing, perhaps an enclosed porch, to the right of the right rear ell. The original owner of the house is unknown; Peter Brown Ruffin owned the house in the 1840s and was responsible for the addition.

 

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