Ruffin-Farmer-Dawson House

Contributors:
Oswald Lipscomb, builder
Variant Name(s):

Dred Ruffin House

Dates:

1850s

Location:
Stantonsburg, Greene County
Street Address:

Stantonsburg-Snow Hill Rd. (SR 1234)

Status:

Standing

Type:

Residential

Images Published In:

Penne Smith Sandbeck, Greene along Contentnea: The Architectural History of Greene County, North Carolina (2009).

Note:

Cited by Daisy Gold as Lipscomb’s work, the house built for planter Etheldred F. Ruffin by 1860 typifies his Gothic cottage type and is one of the most intact examples, with characteristic board and batten covered walls, a trio of steep gables along the front façade, and pointed upper windows. This is one of several picturesque houses in the county; whether any others are Lipscomb’s work is not known.