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Blowing Rock in Watauga County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Miller/Robbins House

ca. 1903

 
 
Miller/Robbins House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 30, 2022
1. Miller/Robbins House Marker
Inscription.  Cicero Miller, owner of Miller General Mercantile, built the house. Later, in 1919 it became the home of mayor and civic leader Grover C. Robbins, Sr. and wife Lena, daughter of Cicero and Minnie Miller. Additions were made in 1931, 1941 and 1948. The house has clear and wormy chestnut paneling and two fireplaces of Grandfather Mountain granite with chestnut mantels.

In recognition of this property's significance, this marker is placed by the
Blowing Rock Historical Society and the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

 
Erected by Blowing Rock Historical Society • Blowing Rock Art and History Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
 
Location. 36° 8.049′ N, 81° 40.723′ W. Marker is in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, in Watauga County. Marker is on Park Avenue west of Main Street (Business U.S. 321), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 Park Ave, Blowing Rock NC 28605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
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marker. First Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); R.S. Reinhardt Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Rainey Service Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory Of Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice (about 400 feet away); Blowing Rock Memorial Park (about 400 feet away); Blowing Rock Bank (about 400 feet away); Blowing Rock Ice House (about 400 feet away); American Legion Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blowing Rock.
 
Also see . . .  Miller Robbins House (1903) and the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce. Currently home to the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, this historic house was constructed in 1903 for the family of Cicero Miller, owner of Miller General Mercantile (Tom O'Brien and Margaret Handley, Clio: Your Guide to History, posted Nov. 8, 2020) (Submitted on November 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Miller/Robbins House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 30, 2022
2. Miller/Robbins House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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