Locally Designated Historic Landmarks
featured in previous articles have been within the City of Brevard, however
there are also several properties located outside of the city.  These include the Allison-Deaver House and
the McGaha Chapel, both owned and maintained by the Transylvania County
Historical Society.  In addition the
Surrette-Lankford House in Penrose, the Hanckel-Barclay House in Dunn’s Rock, Partridge
Hill in Little River, and the Lodge in Cedar Mountain are Local Designated
Historic Landmarks.

Surrette-Lankford House on Old Hendersonville Highway.

Surrette-Lankford House was
built around 1835 by David Surrette and is the third oldest standing frame home
in Transylvania County.  It is a
timber-frame house, built into a hillside. 
The full basement is ground level on the back.  The Surrette family lived in the home for
about 100 years.  Later it belonged to
Randall Lankford. 

Chestnut Hill on Barclay Road.

Hanckel-Barclay, also known as
Chestnut Hill, was built in 1856.  It was
the summer residence of Charlestonian, Rev. James Stuart Hanckel.  The Barclay family lived there through most
of the 1900s.  The house is Greek Revival
in style and has a full two-tier front porch. 
The porch has elaborate embellishments on the balusters and brackets.

Partridge Hill on Everett Road.

Partridge Hill was built in 1901
by a member of the Patton family.  It was
the home of author Hamilton Basso in the 1930s. 
The Queen Anne style home has a stone foundation, chestnut framing,
cypress paneling and a metal roof typical to the era.

The Lodge is unique in that some of its interior features are also

designated as historic.

The Lodge was as a summer home built in 1934 for the
McKissick family.  Ted Snyder constructed the rustic home which combines American
chestnut shingle siding, stonework inside and out, wood paneling and hand-wrought
iron.  The wooded setting, open lawn
areas and a nearby pond add to the rustic atmosphere.  The Lodge received Local Historic Designation
in 2013.

For more information on Local
Designations and the Joint Historic Preservation Commission contact
Transylvania County Planning & Community Development.

Next week, Picturing the Past, will feature National Register Historic Places
in the Rosman and Lake Toxaway areas, as well as at the Cradle of Forestry.

Photographs and
information for this column are provided by the Rowell Bosse North Carolina
Room, Transylvania County Library.  Visit
the NC Room during regular library hours (Monday-Friday) to learn more about
our history and see additional photographs. 
For more information, comments or suggestions contact Marcy at
[email protected] or
828-884-3151 X242.

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