Loblolly

Contributors:
Aymar Embury II, architect; John A. McPherson, contractor
Variant Name(s):
Mrs. A. P. L. Dull House
Dates:
1918; 1928
Location:
Southern Pines, Moore County
Street Address:
140 N. Valley Rd., Southern Pines, NC
Status:
Standing
Type:
Residential
Images Puslished In:
Architectural Record (June 1924).
Note:
The picturesque residence combines English and French motifs in vivid masonry work. Whitehead praised it highly in Architectural Record, June 1924, for being "playful in the use of material, without affectation. . . . It is clever without being tricky, gay and insouciant without lacking dignity." Like Embury's other houses in the Sand Hills, Whitehead wrote, it is a "logical expression of the plan," while its hues of sand gray, red brick, and gray brown woodwork "are absolutely in harmony with the sandy soil and the green of the pines." Loblolly suffered from a fire in 1926 and was rebuilt in 1928.