- 1,947 square feet
- Lot Size: .33 acres / Zoning: Residential/Commercial
Debbie Carpenter Scarborough
Keller Williams Realty
, Regional Director
Preservation NC, Western Office
704-482-3531 or 704-473-0005, firstname.lastname@example.org
Perfectly situated near Gastonia and Charlotte, this property is ideal for an adaptive re-use office space or residence that provides the elusive combination of urban feel with small town charm! Part of the Dallas Historic District–it’s also eligible for historic tax credits!
Architectural and Historical Information
Built ca. 1847, the Smyre-Pasour House is one of the few remaining antebellum Greek Revival-style houses in Gaston County. The house and well house are contributing structures in the Dallas National Register Historic District and are eligible for state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits.
Set flush with the street and facing the former Gaston County Courthouse in the heart the Court Square, the yard is ample enough for sensitively designed parking. Extensive stabilization work is being completed, which will allow for easier rehabilitation and adaptive re-use. The house would make a great retail or office space, or a fine residence for those looking for an urban feel within the charm of a small southern town. The 1973 National Register nomination describes the Dallas Historic District and Court Square as having “a quiet grouping of well-preserved commercial and residential structures around the shaded courthouse square…an idyllic small-town atmosphere recalling the slower pace of the late nineteenth century.”
The one-story, five-bay frame house built in vernacular Greek-Revival style has a three-bay wide addition to the north side with identical finish. The eaves are boxed, and at either end of the original block is a brick exterior end chimney. The addition stretches the façade to an eight-bay width and gives the impression of row-housing, a unique characteristic in a small southern town.
There are some rebuilt window sashes donated for the restoration!
Dallas is experiencing a boom and the property is located in the heart of the quaint Dallas Court square — the former Court House (built in 1847) is within walking distance and has been transformed into a first-class museum. Also on the square is the Hoffman House Hotel Museum, a museum of history and art. Recently announced, the brand new Gaston Regional Aquatic Center is to be built and located a half of a mile from the Smyre-Pasour House. It will house an Olympic-sized 50 meter indoor pool for competitive swimming and a 25 meter warm water programming pool with zero degree entry that will be used for a variety of aquatic purposes. The Gaston Regional Aquatic Center will have an economic and tourism impact on Dallas and Gaston County! Nearby, the Dallas Jail (under PNC covenants) is currently being rehabbed into an event venue. Follow along with the rehab here! Dallas is well situated with an easy drive to Gastonia, just minutes away from Highway 321 and less than 30 minutes from Charlotte.
Click here to view the pdf brochure for the Smyre-Pasour House
Click here to view the floor plan for the Smyre-Pasour House
Click below to view the gallery for concept layouts of potential uses for the Smyre-Pasour House. (Please note: These drawings are conceptual only and do not take into account any building code requirements.)