More Shelby, N.C. Mansions

Six years ago I discovered these remarkable houses in downtown Shelby. They are worth another look…

Living in The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina- A Blog

Two more remarkable houses were both constructed in Shelby, North Carolina, in the same year, 1875. Because Cleveland County, where Shelby is the county seat, was the cotton capital of the Carolinas, the barons that owned the largest mills built the most elaborate homes.

Banker's House 1875 Shelby, N.C.
This Second Empire style home was built by the owner of the largest bank in Shelby, and was successively owned by the city’s wealthiest bankers. It became know as The Banker’s House, and is still a private home to this day. Years ago, the property was given to Preservation North Carolina, who continues to manage the property today. Occasionally, the house is opened for tours. It is made from yellow stuccoed brick, and features hand painted roof tiles.

James Heyward Hull House 1874
This impressive frivolity was constructed in 1875 as a traditional Georgian house, but when new owners bought the house in 1907, they added the monumental portico in the…

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  1. On Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 8:21 AM Living in The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina- A Blog wrote:

    > Carolina Vann posted: “Six years ago I discovered these remarkable houses > in downtown Shelby. They are worth another look…” >

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