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Christian Isley House

 
 
Christian Isley House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 31, 2012
1. Christian Isley House Marker
Inscription. Originally located in eastern Guilford County this one-and-a-half story structure was the home of Christian and Mary Isley. Like other German families, the Isleys migrated to North Carolina from Pennsylvania. In 1788 they purchased approximately 300 acres of land along Rock Creek. When Christian Isley died 1845 the property was divided between his wife and their thirteen children.

In 1972, the museum purchased the house and moved it from its original location at Bethel Church Road. The central field stone chimney and foundation were carefully taken apart and reassembled. The house's exterior walls were constructed with hand-hewn, v-notched oak logs. The original logs and the chinking and daubing--the materials used to fill the spaces between the logs--have been replaced. The summ beam, the 30-foot poplar log that supports the upper floor, is thought to be original.
 
Erected by Greensboro Historical Museum.
 
Location. 36° 4.53′ N, 79° 47.21′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker can be reached from Lindsay Street. Click for map. Located in Mary Lynn Richardson Park on Lindsay Street. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro NC 27401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Christian Isley House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 31, 2012
2. Christian Isley House and Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Francis McNairy House (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward R. Murrow (within shouting distance of this marker); Lindsay Street School (within shouting distance of this marker); O Henry's Family (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richardson Civic Center (about 500 feet away); Confederate Hospital (about 500 feet away); Sit-Ins (approx. mile away); Greensboro Law School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greensboro.
 
Also see . . .  Greensboro Historical Museum. (Submitted on April 3, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Christian Isley House and surrounding buildings image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 31, 2012
3. Christian Isley House and surrounding buildings
Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 31, 2012
4. Park Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 574 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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