Update on Cleghorn Plantation
In the summer of 2014, I reported that the 1837 Cleghorn Plantation mansion in Rutherford County, North Carolina, had been repaired with new windows, new woodwork on the veranda, and a general interior decluttering, making the dowager watertight. Today I revisited the house to see what had changed since then.
While I was disappointed that no new work has been done during this time, I am glad that the condition is no worse. The exterior glows with a new coat of white paint, and the structure looks to be solid. Here are the images that I made today. Most look very much like the ones I made in 2014. But here’s the best news of all.
In April of 2016, Tryon Equestrian Partners, developers of the nearby Tryon Equestrian Center, purchased the Cleghorn Golf and Country Club, including the historic plantation house. The new owners are planning to restore the house, and turn it into a farm to table restaurant in an effort to preserve and showcase the historic qualities of Rutherford County.
The view from behind the house looking up the 18th fairway. The mill stone is original.