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Meadowmont is a mixed-use community in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, which contains the Meadowmont House and Meadowmont Village, among other notable locations, in addition to residential areas, shopping, and office space and has been profiled in recent years in local periodicals such as Chapel Hill Magazine.[2]

Meadowmont
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Meadowmont, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Meadowmont, North Carolina
Meadowmont, North Carolina is located in the United States
Meadowmont, North Carolina
LocationOff NC 54, near Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Coordinates35°54′26″N 79°00′38″W / 35.90722°N 79.01056°W / 35.90722; -79.01056Coordinates: 35°54′26″N 79°00′38″W / 35.90722°N 79.01056°W / 35.90722; -79.01056
Area27 acres (11 ha)
Built1933 (1933)
ArchitectCrisp and Edmunds; Kane, George W.
Architectural styleColonial Revival, Georgian Revival
NRHP reference #85001554[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 11, 1985

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HistoryEdit

There was considerable controversy about the development of this community. Ground was officially broken in 1999 after 8 years of planning.[3]

Meadowmont HouseEdit

 
The Meadowmont House

The Meadowmont House, built in 1933 by David St. Pierre DuBose and Valinda Hill DuBose,[4] was one of the first private homes in the United States equipped with central air conditioning.[5] The Georgian Revival style manor house consists of a 2 1/2-story main block with 1 1/2-story flanking wings connected by 1 1/2-story hyphens. It is a steel frame and concrete building with a brick veneer. The front facade features a two-story portico and Palladian window. Associated with the house are eight contributing buildings and three contributing structures including: the play house; pool house and pool; the vegetable garden; garage; well house; poultry house; and stable.[6]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985 by the National Park Service of the United States Department of the Interior as a national historic district.[1] The community was subsequently named for this property.[7]

The Rizzo Conference Center of UNC Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School, which also includes other buildings, incorporates this historic property.

Meadowmont VillageEdit

Meadowmont Village is a shopping center built and located in Meadowmont and is an example of New Urbanist architecture.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Griffith, Andrea (September 2, 2010). "Living in Meadowmont". Chapel Hill Magazine. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  3. ^ Rochman, Bonnie "Eight years on, ground is broken" The News & Observer. May 28, 1999. p. B5
  4. ^ Rochman, Bonnie. "Before Meadowmont was a rallying cry, it was a home" The News & Observer. May 27, 1999, Page B1.
  5. ^ "History of Meadowmont" (PDF). Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  6. ^ Davyd Foard Hood (April 1985). "Meadowmont" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-10-01.
  7. ^ "Meadowmont History". Meadowmont.com. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  8. ^ "Village Directory". Meadowmont. June 20, 2014. Retrieved August 8, 2014.

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