201 E. Main St., Elizabeth City, NC
Catherine W. Bishir, North Carolina Architecture (1990).
Catherine W. Bishir and Michael T. Southern, A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Eastern North Carolina (1996).
Thomas R. Butchko, On the Shores of the Pasquotank: The Architectural Heritage of Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County, North Carolina (1989).
The massive frame house was built for Elizabeth City’s lumber magnate Charles O. Robinson and his wife Ivy Blades Robinson by her father, New Bern’s lumber leader James B. Blades. It is among the state’s most imposing surviving examples of the full-blown “Southern Colonial” style complete with portico, wraparound porches, and lavish classical detailing.