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

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

NOTE: The information above is an abridged list. For the full unabridged list (complete details), please download the PDF of the Data Form above.

Metcalf Price Barn