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

Distiller's House 1803

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Distiller's House 1803 Marker
Inscription. After a December 2, 1802 fire, which destroyed the original 1756 brewery and distillery, this home was built during the spring and summer of 1803 for the community's distiller, Hermann Buttner, and his wife. Some of the materials were probably salvaged from the ruins of the first structure. The rear wing dates from 1938.

"The house for the distiller having been finished, Br. and Sr. Hermann Buttner moved today from the farm-house where they have lived since the fire."
Bethabara Diary, September 14, 1803.
 
Erected by Historic Bathabara Park.
 
Location. 36° 9.279′ N, 80° 17.772′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on Bethabara Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Historic Bethabara Park. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Herman Buttner House (here, next to this marker); Well 1807 (within shouting distance of this marker); Gemeinhaus (within shouting distance of this marker); Wachovia Settlement (within shouting distance of this marker);
Distiller's House 1803 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Distiller's House 1803 Marker
Memorial Marker 1806 (within shouting distance of this marker); Gemeinhaus 1788 (within shouting distance of this marker); Doctor's Laboratory 1759 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Krause-Butner Pottery Shop (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
 
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Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Distiller's House image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
3. Distiller's House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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