David Barnes House

Contributors:
Jacob W. Holt, builder
Dates:

1874-1875

Location:
Murfreesboro, Hertford County
Street Address:

Main St., Murfreesboro, NC

Status:

Standing

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).

Note:

One of Holt’s few documented post-Civil War projects in North Carolina, the ornate house combines Holt’s customary form and plan with new architectural details probably adapted from A. J. Bicknell’s Village Builder (1870). Newspaper accounts and Barnes family papers document Holt’s role as builder; by the time he built this house he was living in Chase City, Virginia.