Meadowmont, North Carolina
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.
|Location||Off NC 54, near Chapel Hill, North Carolina|
|Area||27 acres (11 ha)|
|Architect||Crisp and Edmunds; Kane, George W.|
|Architectural style||Colonial Revival, Georgian Revival|
|NRHP reference #||85001554|
|Added to NRHP||July 11, 1985|
There was considerable controversy about the development of this community. Ground was officially broken in 1999 after 8 years of planning.
The Meadowmont House, built in 1933 by David St. Pierre DuBose and Valinda Hill DuBose, was one of the first private homes in the United States equipped with central air conditioning. 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.
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. The community was subsequently named for this property.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Griffith, Andrea (September 2, 2010). "Living in Meadowmont". Chapel Hill Magazine. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
- Rochman, Bonnie "Eight years on, ground is broken" The News & Observer. May 28, 1999. p. B5
- Rochman, Bonnie. "Before Meadowmont was a rallying cry, it was a home" The News & Observer. May 27, 1999, Page B1.
- "History of Meadowmont" (PDF). Retrieved 15 December 2014.
- 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.
- "Meadowmont History". Meadowmont.com. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
- "Village Directory". Meadowmont. June 20, 2014. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
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