118 Calahaln Road, Calahaln community, Davie County
The Dr. John F. Anderson House
- 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,432 square feet, 4.96 acres
- Price/square foot: $134
- Built in 1892
- Listed February 16, 2022
- Last sale: Apparently, it has been in the Anderson family since it was built.
- Neighborhood: Proposed Calahaln Historic District (on the N.C. study list for the National Register since 1986)
- Note: Dr. Anderson’s medical office, built in 1870, stands on the property.
- The property is being sold by a grand-nephew of Dr. Anderson.
- The property has a Mocksville address but is about 7 miles west of the town, just off U.S. 64.
- John’s grandfather Captain Charles Anderson settled in Davie County in 1800. He was born in Scotland and served in the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War.
- Dr. John F. Anderson (1837-1896) was a graduate of Davie Academy and New York City Medical College. He was an intern at Bellevue Hospital in New York. He began practicing in Davie County before the Civil War and continued until he died at age 59.
- One of his sons, Dr. John Frederick “Fred” Anderson (1885-1957), played major league baseball in 1909 and 1913-18. A pitcher, he had a career record of 53 wins and 57 losses. He played for the Boston Red Sox, Buffalo Blues of the short-lived Federal League, and New York Giants. He pitched for the Giants in the 1917 World Series.
- Fred graduated from the University of Maryland in 1909 with a degree in dentistry. He also served in the U.S. Army in World War I. After the war, he practiced in Winston-Salem.