Colonel Lawrence Allen House

 

The oldest building on Main Street, constructed in 1849, the Colonel Lawrence M. Allen House played an important part in the Civil War. A marker in front of the house (part of the Civil War Trails) tells the story. The house itself is a typical “I-house” which was a common form throughout Western North Carolina from the early 1800s into the 1900s.  All I-houses feature gables on the side and are at least two rooms in length, one room deep, and two full stories in height. They also often have a rear wing or ell for a kitchen or additional space. The facade of an I-house tends to be symmetrical. The style I-house got the name from a specialist in folk architecture who used it to describe a style that was quite common in the states beginning with the letter “I”, although the style was found in other states.  The house also shows the Greek Revival style in its entry detail. The addition of the ell rear addition was completed sometime before 1872.  Although not fully documented, the house may have been an extension of an earlier cabin built prior to 1849. This cabin was owned by David Vance who gave the land to form the town of Marshall so that it would be selected as the location of the county seat.

Featured Businesses in Marshall

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

9800 Old US highway 25-70 Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(800) 570-7238

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

Rob Amberg Pictures and Words

3940 Anderson Branch Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-2142

Rob Amberg Pictures and Words

Madison County Arts Council

90 South Main Street Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-1301

Madison County Arts Council

Dennis Ruane

2970 Walnut Creek Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-0568

Dennis Ruane

Happy Cinco de Mayo

798 Walnut Creek Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-8177

Happy Cinco de Mayo

Sunday on the Island Farmers Market

115 Blannahassett Island Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753

Sunday on the Island Farmers Market

Libby and Jim Mijanovich

651 Long Branch Road Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-0200

Libby and Jim Mijanovich

Laurel River Store

5150 U.S. 25 Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 260-6462

Laurel River Store

Zuma Coffee

7 North Main Street Marshall, North Carolina 28753
(828) 649-1617

Zuma Coffee

High Ridge Adventures - Outfitting & BBQ

4223 U.S. 25 Marshall, North Carolina 28753
828-649-9305

High Ridge Adventures - Outfitting & BBQ

Madison County Tourism Development Authority

56 South Main Street
Mars Hill, NC 28754

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Local: (828) 680-9031

Toll Free: (877) 262-3476

Mailing Address: PO Box 1527
    Mars Hill, NC 28754