Bath in Beaufort County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Palmer - Marsh House
Erected 1962 by Archives and Highway Departments. (Marker Number BB-3.)
Location. 35° 28.612′ N, 76° 48.831′ W. Marker is in Bath, North Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on South Main Street near Carteret Street (County Road 99), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bath NC 27808, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Adams Floating Theatre (a few steps from this marker); First Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Matthew Rowan Colonial Bath (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Post Road (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Colonial Bath (about 500 feet away); Historic Bath (about 500 feet away); Alexander Stewart (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bath.
Regarding Palmer - Marsh House. The twentieth century saw the house operated as a hotel and later an apartment building. The structure was greatly altered from its colonial grandeur during this period. After the house was purchased by the Beaufort County Historical Society, the Historic Bath Commission in 1959 undertook restoring the building to its colonial era appearance. It was dedicated as a feature in Historic Bath in May 1962. Historic Bath was designated as a state historic site one year later. The Palmer-Marsh house caught fire in December 1989, but what could have been a tragedy was turned to advantage by preservationists. The fire stripped off fifteen layers of exterior paint, so the original color of the house was discovered and restored. The original interior
Also see . . . Historic Bath: Palmer-Marsh House. (Submitted on July 16, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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