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Traveler’s Rest: 1938

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click on the link… I visit Shorpy’s site almost daily…

Of course this little bungalow was built considerably before 1938… if you disagree… why?  What year do you think?

1938. “Traveller’s Rest, Louisburg vicinity, Franklin County, North Carolina. Farm of A.T. Wilson; a roadside guest house.” 8×10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston

Written by anderson1951

July 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm

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  1. The construction says 19th/very early 20th century. My 1900 Oregon farmhouse had ship-lap siding (now under vinyl), stone foundation, single-pane windows, and cedar shingles. The beautiful photograph may have been taken in 1938 but the structure was built much earlier. When did A. T. Wilson acquire Traveler’s Rest?



    July 28, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    • I have no history on the Franklin County Wilsons… but many of my genealogical exploits take place in that area. I get fascinated by these old photos…
      The front step “almost” looks like an old millstone. Also note some sort of old “flywheel” off the corner…



      July 29, 2017 at 3:26 pm

  2. Hey Marc…the picture was taken by Johnston in 1938. It is not the date it was built.


    Traci Thompson

    July 31, 2017 at 8:42 am

  3. The pic was published in this book: The early architecture of North Carolina; a pictorial survey by Frances Benjamin Johnston, with an architectural history by Thomas Tileston Waterman; foreword by Leicester B. Holland, F.A.I.A.


    Traci Thompson

    July 31, 2017 at 8:48 am

  4. Hello my name is Sharon Heath and I am looking for information about the parent of John Brown born 1636. A John Brown paid the passageway for my ancestor William Heath born 1611 Surrey England. I’m trying to track who this John Brown is who paid the passage over. He would have had to have been older than being born in 1636 because William Heath born 1611 was transported to Surrey United States in. Unless a teenager John Brown born 1636 was rich enough to pay the passageway of William Heath over I don’t see that being the case though.
    If you have any information that you could help me with please contact me my email address is:

    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Thanks for your time.


    Sharon Heath

    January 7, 2018 at 6:17 pm

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