Historic House Listings

Circa, 1875 greek revival cottage in NC. $100,000!

June 26, 2018

This could be an amazing little cottage! Built in 1875, this is a greek revival. Located on a little over 1/2 acre in Clinton, North Carolina. Originally built for William H. Moore. In 1889 it was inherited by his daughter, Mary and her husband, W. G. Rackley. The house was then sold in 1899 to Matt and Janie Herring. Janie owned the home until her death in 1959. In 1969 Paul and Doris Holland purchased the home and lived there for more than 40 years. Clearly this home was loved!

From the Preservation North Carolina listing:


Located in the hidden gem of Clinton, this 1875 Greek revival cottage has so much to offer!
Classic Greek Revival exterior details can be found in the paneled pilasters, pedimented porch with beautiful sawnwork, deep eaves and brackets, and six-over-six windows. Currently the home is 4 bedrooms and one and a half baths, but the floor plan offers lots of opportunity to work with. The existing kitchen and family room feature great natural light. Hardwood floors are underneath the carpet. Currently there is a second kitchenette attached to one of the bedrooms that could become another full bath. The large lot includes an historic outbuilding and covered carport.
Architectural and Historical Information
Built around 1875 for William H. Moore, the Rackley-Herring-Holland House features classic Greek Revival exterior details. The large living room has beautiful coffered ceilings, and fireplace with green majolica tile. The current kitchen is attached to the rear of the house via an enclosed porch, and appears to be a historic freestanding structure that was connected to the house to create the current kitchen and family room combination. Other additions include the enclosure of a side porch on the front elevation to create a kitchenette and a small bathroom addition on the rear. The house was inherited by William Moore’s daughter, Mary and her husband W.G. Rackley in 1889. The house was then sold 10 years later to Matt Herring and wife Janie who owned the home until her death in 1959. In 1969, the house was purchased by Paul and Doris Holland, who lived there for more than 40 years.
The house does not have central heat and air and may require updates to the plumbing and electrical systems.

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