Banker’s House Architecture to be highlighted
Date(s) - 05/30/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Banker's House
In celebration of National Historic Preservation month, the Banker’s House Advisory Board is hosting an in-depth look at the architecture of this Cleveland County and North Carolina architectural gem. The event will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 7 p.m. with dessert and coffee to follow.
Architectural historian Dan Pezzoni of Lexington, VA will lead the tour and highlight the unique features of the home’s distinctive architecture. The Banker’s House, which was built in 1874-75 has been named by some as the “state’s most outstanding example of Second Empire Style.”
The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Tour participants will discover why it was named to this prestigious list. Some of the elements covered by the tour will include:
- What are the elements of the Second Empire Style?
- Why was it popular in the period after the Civil War?
- What types of windows did this style incorporate?
- What materials were used in the house’s construction?
Tour participants will meet at the front door, walk the exterior of the structure with Pezzoni, and then enter the home for the interior tour. Dessert and coffee will follow in the renovated barn.
“We have had programs on the wonderful book written by Shelby native Joe DePriest about the people who built and lived in the home over the years, but we have not had a program that simply focused on this house’s unique architecture,” says Carolyn Jackson, executive director for The Banker’s House Advisory Board. “We felt that National Historic Preservation month would be a perfect time to host such an event. We are fortunate that Mr. Pezzoni was currently doing preservation consulting for Cleveland County and so was willing to help us understand the architectural significance of this magnificent structure.”
The event is open to the public. The cost of the tour and refreshments is $10. Reservations can be made by calling (980) 404-0096 by May 28.
“ The Banker’s House seeks to engage, entertain and educate by providing extraordinary events and inspirational encounters in a stunning, historic setting.”