Holderness House

Contributors:
Thomas Day, attributed cabinetmaker
Dates:

1850s

Location:
Yanceyville, Caswell County
Street Address:

US 158, Yanceyville vicinity, NC

Status:

Standing

Type:

Residential

Images Puslished In:

Patricia Phillips Marshall and Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll, Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color (2010).

Note:

The Greek Revival plantation house with flanking wings and pedimented porticoes contains a characteristic and unusually complete ensemble of Day style woodwork. It was built for planter William Holderness and his wife, Sarah; tradition gives a date of ca. 1851, but the history of Holderness’s land acquisitions suggests a ca. 1855 construction date.