Franklin Pierce Cover House

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Franklin Pierce Cover House
Franklin Pierce Cover House is located in North Carolina
Franklin Pierce Cover House
Franklin Pierce Cover House is located in the US
Franklin Pierce Cover House
LocationSR 1388, Andrews, North Carolina
Coordinates35°12′6″N 83°49′38″W / 35.20167°N 83.82722°W / 35.20167; -83.82722Coordinates: 35°12′6″N 83°49′38″W / 35.20167°N 83.82722°W / 35.20167; -83.82722
Area3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built1900 (1900)
Architectural styleQueen Anne
NRHP reference #82001293[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 12, 1982

The Franklin Pierce Cover House is a historic house on North Carolina Route 1388 in the small town of Andrews, North Carolina. The 2-1/2 story brick Queen Anne Victorian was built in 1900, and is a remnant of Andrews' industrial heritage. The house was built by Franklin Pierce Cover, owner of a local tannery. It exhibits the complex massing typical of Queen Anne houses, with multiple gables, projections, and a massive three-story octagonal tower. Documentary photographs suggest the house once had a Queen Anne porch with brackets and an ornamental frieze, but this was replaced by a more Colonial Revival scheme with heavier Tuscan columns.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Franklin Pierce Cover House" (PDF). North Carolina SHPO. Retrieved 2014-08-08.