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Bethania in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Wolff-Moser House

circa 1799

 
 
Wolff-Moser House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 18, 2019
1. Wolff-Moser House Marker
Inscription.  The Wolff-Moser house was originally located just inside the northern boundary of the Wachovia tract. It is a prime example of an early nineteenth century hand hewn dwelling with brick nogging. The structure is unusually well-crafted, with plastered walls, molded chair rail, six-paneled doors and three-part mitered surrounds for doors and windows. The mantels have arched openings with raised, single panel friezes above the hearth.

In 2003, the historic house, then in an unstable condition, was purchased by the Town of Bethania and relocated to its current site. Stone from the original site was saved for reuse and the original interior woodwork was recovered, purchased and reinstalled.

Our historic house faces Bethania Road in a position appropriate for a streetscape of the time. During the 18th and early 19th century, buildings in our town were placed adjacent to the sidewalk, with no front lawns. It was not until later in the 1800s that houses would be pulled back on the lot to showcase a small front yard.

 
Erected by Town of Bethania.
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, July 18, 2019
2. Wolff-Moser House Marker
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historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1799.
 
Location. 36° 10.721′ N, 80° 20.332′ W. Marker is in Bethania, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from Bethania Road. Located at the Bethania Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5393 Ham Horton Ln, Bethania NC 27010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bethania (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Bethania (a few steps from this marker); Alpha Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord Cornwallis (within shouting distance of this marker); Stoneman's Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Plank Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Wagon Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cedar Grove School (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethania.
 
Wolff-Moser House image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 18, 2019
3. Wolff-Moser House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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