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Historic House Listings

The Smyre-Pasour House, Circa 1847. National Register property in NC. $125,000

August 15, 2019

The Smyre-Pasour house was built in 1847. It is located on .33 acres in Dallas, North Carolina. It is situated in the Dallas National Register Historic District and is eligible for state and national historic rehabilitation tax credits. This is one of the few antebellum greek revival style houses left in Gaston County. Extensive stabilization work is being completed which will make restoration work easier. Dallas, NC is in the Charlotte Metro area and is experiencing a boom. The Smyre-Pasour House is situated in the heart of Court Square. $125,000

From the Preservation North Carolina listing:

 

Built ca. 1847, the Smyre-Pasour House is one of the few remaining ante-bellum 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.

Architectural and Historical Information

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 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.

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