Griffin-White House – STRUCTURE ONLY
- 1,427 square feet
- Lot Size: N/A acres / Zoning: N/A
, Regional Director
Preservation NC Piedmont Office
Early Federal/Greek Revival house in Pittsboro must be moved! Its stately form and sturdy construction make it an excellent candidate for a move to a new site in this beautiful and growing area. Located just west of Apex and the Triangle and south of Chapel Hill, Pittsboro and Chatham County provide both rural charm and sophistication. Help us save this early piece of Pittsboro’s history and give it a lovely new setting on your own land!
Funds are available to offset the cost of moving the structure up to $20,000, payable directly to the buyer’s house moving contractor.
Architectural and Historical Information
Built of sturdy mortise and tenon construction, this early Federal/Greek Revival house is an unusual combination of the tall narrow Quaker plan houses popular in Pittsboro in the 1830s and 1840s and Georgian plan I-houses with shed rooms along the rear elevation. While somewhat altered, the house retains the tall two-story form, brick end chimneys, and several features reminiscent of the fine early 19th century houses built in and around Pittsboro. Underneath the artificial siding is intact clapboards with boxed cornice. Within the now-enclosed porch remains flush wood sheathing. The interior features an intact hall and parlor plan, panelled wainscot with chair rail in the main parlor, wood wall sheathing and board and batten door in the chamber, enclosed winder stair with hand planed wood sheathing, a couple of very nice 2-panel doors, cornerblock detailing in door surrounds, and heartpine flooring. The house underwent some changes in the 1920s (a couple of Craftsman brick mantels testify to that) and was moved slightly in the 1950s and placed on a sturdy brick foundation over a basement. The house is in good condition and is an excellent candidate for moving.