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Glencoe - Two-Story Workers’ Houses

 
 
Glencoe - Two-Story Workers' Houses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, July 25, 2009
1. Glencoe - Two-Story Workers' Houses Marker
Inscription. In Glencoe as in other Alamance County villages, the Holts built many substantial, 2-story houses for the workers. They resembled farmhouses in the area. In most of the 2-story houses, carpenters used hand-sawn timbers put together with pegs. Some have brick nogging between the timbers for insulation.

These houses contain four to six rooms, for sometimes as many as ten or more family members. There were two rooms per floor, with a central hallway on the first floor. Originally, detached kitchens stood in the back yards - a typical Southern way to separate cooking heat and threat of fire. In the 20th century some kitchens were built as rear ells. There were privies in the back yards.
 
Location. 36° 8.449′ N, 79° 25.639′ W. Marker is in Burlington, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is on Glencoe Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington NC 27215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glencoe - Lodge Hall and Barber Shop (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glencoe - Churches (about 400 feet away); Glencoe - Company Office and Store (about 600 feet away); Glencoe Management Houses
Glencoe - Two-Story Workers' Houses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, July 25, 2010
2. Glencoe - Two-Story Workers' Houses Marker
(about 700 feet away); Glencoe - The School (about 700 feet away); Glencoe - The Marshall Family House Site (about 700 feet away); Glencoe - Life in the Mill Village (about 800 feet away); Glencoe - Power, Wheel House and Turbine (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Burlington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Glencoe Research Forum. This website provides information on historic Glencoe Mill and the restored mill village. (Submitted on July 30, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.) 

2. Glencoe Textile Heritage Museum. (Submitted on July 30, 2010, by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.)
 
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Two-Story House Floor Plan image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, July 25, 2010
3. Two-Story House Floor Plan
Glencoe Street- Restored Workers' Houses image. Click for full size.
By Patrick G. Jordan, July 25, 2010
4. Glencoe Street- Restored Workers' Houses
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 742 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on , by Patrick G. Jordan of Burlington, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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