Metcalf Price Barn


Address:

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

Description:

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

Additional Features:

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


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