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Pelletier House and Wantland Spring
Pelletier House, photo taken April, 2005
|Location||Old Bridge Street at New River, Jacksonville, North Carolina|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival|
|Governing body||Onslow County Museum|
|MPS||Onslow County MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||89001852 |
|Added to NRHP||November 13, 1989|
The Pelletier House is the oldest standing structure in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Built in the 1850s by Rufus Ferrand Pelletier, it sits atop Wantland Spring on the banks of the New River. Initially constructed as a one-room dwelling to serve as home and office, additional rooms were built onto the structure during later years. The house itself was originally part of a turpentine lot owned by Rufus Pelletier and his brother William Pelletier. These rooms were damaged during a fire in the early 1950s. The house was occupied by Pelletier's daughter Eliza until her death in 1954, at which point the Onslow Historical Society acquired and maintained the structure until January 25, 2013 when Onslow County took over ownership. The house is opened for public viewings on special occasions.
Pelletier House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 13, 1989.
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