Updated November 2, 2019
284 S. Main Street, Mocksville, Davie County
First Davie County Jail
Davie County Jail NRHP
Blog post — The 1839 Davie County Jail: A National Register Property in Mocksville Is For Sale in an Online Auction
- Online auction under way, scheduled to end Thursday November 14, 2019. See blog post for details and video.
- 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,752 square feet (jail only), 0.53 acres
- Built in 1839
- Last sale: $650,000, April 2001
- Note: The property includes the old jail and a guesthouse.
- The property is being marketed as residential or commercial. It’s currently being used as an office.
- The is the fourth time since 2015 the current owner has tried to sell the property, according to Zillow; the original asking price was $620,000.
- Also included in the auction are three additional properties: a Japanese garden with koi pond, a parking lot and 2 homes that have been rentals, 131 and 141 Lexington Road. They can be bought separately or all together.
- 131 Lexington Road: 1898, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,046 square feet
- 141 Lexington Road: 1933, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,272 square feet
- $3.45 million
- 10 bedrooms, 8 full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms, 9,285 square feet, 48.23 acres
- Price/square foot: $372
- Built in 1934
- Listed January 17, 2019
- Last sale: $1.3 million, December 2017
- Note: The house was designed by Delano & Aldrich of New York.
- The property is what remains of a 1,500-acre hunting retreat developed from 1911 to 1931 by William Rabb Craig, a New York cotton and sugar broker who died in 1931. Craig’s widow built the house on the site of a hunting lodge built in the 1910’s.
- The listing says a $5 million restoration of the house was completed in 2007.
- The property includes a guest cabin built in 1933, a barn built in the 1910’s and a pond.
- It is now a bed and breakfast and a wedding/event venue.
5869 U.S. 158 West, Locust Hill, Caswell County
The Moore House, 1790 (aka Stamp’s Quarters, aka the Moore-Gwyn-Ewalt House)
Moore House NRHP
Blog post — Historic House of the Week: A 1790 Federal-Style Mansion in Caswell County on the National Register
- $1.75 million
- 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half bathrooms, 6,226 square feet, 200 acres
- Price/square foot: $281
- Built in 1790
- Listed June 1, 2018
- Last sale: Unavailable in online records
- Note: The property apparently has a Yanceyville address but is located in the Locust Hill area, southwest of Yanceyville.
Listing: “The Moore-Gwyn-Ewalt House, a classic Federal style attributed locally to a design by Thomas Jefferson [Note: Jefferson’s name does not appear in the National Register documentation] was originally built in 1790 for Samuel Moore, a successful planter. The current owners added 2 flanking wings in 1995 housing 2 additional master bedrooms, a kitchen, family room & 2 offices. The 200+/- acres of fields & managed forests give the Moore-Gwyn-Ewalt House the appropriate landscape for its period & history, including the formal boxwood gardens & a fenced garden. Heated & cooled Guest House. Pond”
- The property was to be sold at or above $975,000 in an online auction ending October 29. The result has not been announced.
- Recently listed at $2.475 million
- 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,553 square feet, 17.54 acres
- Price/square foot: $214 (at $975,000)
- Built in 1924
- Listed April 20, 2018
- Last sale: $250,000, April 1983
- Note: Friendly Hills was owned by Margaret Culkin Banning, novelist, essayist and an early advocate of women’s rights, from 1936 until her death in 1982. She spent the winters there (instead of her home in Duluth, Minnesota).
- “In addition to its acreage, Friendly Hills is composed of a 1924 Tudor Revival house, a 1920s-1930s swimming pool, a small log cabin built in the 1920s or 1930s, a stone-lined fish pool that probably dates from the 1920s, a 1988 workshop-garage, a 1988 well house, and a mid-1980s garage apartment.” (National Register nomination)
- It’s located 1 1/2 miles from downtown Tryon.
- Friendly Hills is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina.
1700 Richardson Drive, Reidsville
Belmont, The Robert Payne Richardson Jr. House, 1912
The Robert Payne Richardson Houses Historic District
- $950,000 (originally listed at $1.25 million)
- 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 8,946 square feet, 8.67 acres
- Price/square foot: $106
- Built in 1912
- Listed June 13, 2018
- Last sale: Unclear in online records
- Note: Belmont is one of the three Richardson family homes comprising the principal structures of the Robert Payne Richardson Houses Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. The district consists of 22 buildings and structures on about 30 acres near downtown Reidsville.
- Listing: “The home has been completely restored … currently being used as a private residence and venue for weddings and other events.”
- This is the fourth time the current owners have put the house on the market. The original price was $1.495 million.
- County property records say the house has 8,946 square feet. A current listing lists that figure and an additional 3,332 unfinished square feet for a total of 12,278.
- $735,000 (originally listed at $750,000)
- 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,757 square feet, 32 acres
- Price/square foot: $196
- Built in 1921
- Listed April 6, 2018
- Last sale: $365,000, May 1999
- Note: The property includes a pond and a detached building that could be used as a studio, guest house or workshop.
- $292,560 (originally listed at $495,000)
- 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2,040 square feet, 18.39 acres
- Price/square foot: $143
- Built in 1852 (per county property records)
- Listed February 24, 2017
- Last sale: The property has been in the McLean and Wharton families since the 1830s.