Archibald Taylor House

Contributors:
Jacob W. Holt, attributed builder
Dates:

Ca. 1857

Location:
Franklin County
Street Address:

Wood, Centerville vicinity, NC

Status:

Altered

Type:

Residential

Images Puslished In:

Catherine W. Bishir, “Jacob W. Holt, An American Builder,” Winterthur Portfolio (Spring, 1980), reprinted in Catherine W. Bishir, Southern Built: American Architecture, Regional Practice (2006).
Thilbert H. Pearce, Early Architecture of Franklin County (1977).

Note:

The unusually large plantation house in fullblown Holt workshop style, featured much of its original interior decorative painting until the late 20th century, including walls in the central passage expertly painted to imitate multicolored marble blocks, plus a trompe l’oeil bracket cornice and ceiling medallion.