Cunning Linguist; RIP
- Jun 11, 2014
Awesome.GBM, where was/is your old home located? I recently visited the Blaylock-Wright house, an historic home also located in Lincolnton where I am involved in this reconstruction effort. It was believed to be the oldest standing structure in town being built in 1792 but local scuttlebut has recently disproved this claim. Apparently the Beggs family (local funeral directors) have dated the timbers in a cabin on their land to precede this by several decades.Fascinating. I grew up in an old and historic area (the original part of our house was built in 1789) and thought I knew a bit about old masonry. I had no idea about the lime putty. Thanks for making me a little smarter!
The building to the left is the old unattached kitchen
What looks like part of the driveway is the old Petersburg Road. You can see the rocks on the lower right that was an old wall.
The Blaylock-Wright house was a stagecoach stop between Petersburg and Augusta and is located on the William Bartram Trail.