approx 20 North Long Branch Road
Marshall NC 28753
Year Built: 1915 to 1925
Historic Owners: J. S. Houston, E.W. Houston Garrett Metcalf, Emory Metcalf. Faye Ray
Very little is known of the history at this writing. One notable detail of the property was that Emory Metcalf, an earlier owner, was involved in donating or selling a hewn log-crib livestock barn to the Roper Mt. Science Center in Greenville SC, now on display. The current owner inherited the barn from her step-grandmother, Faye Ray, and her grandfather, Emory Wallin. Her step-grandfather, Troy Allen, married Faye years after Emory Wallin had died. A Mars Hill native, Elaine Ray Thomas, remembers that Garrett and Blanche Metcalf owned it when she was a girl.
Historic Use: Livestock with Burley tobacco adaptation
Type of Construction: Post and Beam, Sawn lumber, and Stud Frame
Siding Materials: Milled Boards and Lattice
Roof Shape: Gambrel
Roofing Materials: 5-V metal
Roof Framing: Milled rafters and Gambrel roof with post & beam support
Foundation: Dry-Laid Stone, Wood sills on rock piers, and Columns/Wood Piers
Species of Wood: Chestnut and Various Other
Hinges: Commercial Metal
Fasteners: Wire nails
Lattice work on side walls is of oak lattice instead of the typical soft-wood lattice. Retaining wall was built in sections of rock and poured concrete, the timing of which is indeterminate.
Outbuildings: None surviving
NOTE: The information above is an abridged list. For the full unabridged list (complete details), please download the PDF of the Data Form above.
NOTE: These photographs are meant to illustrate various features and construction elements of this barn.