Inkwell (Lake Landing, North Carolina)

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Inkwell (Lake Landing, North Carolina) is located in North Carolina
Inkwell (Lake Landing, North Carolina)
Inkwell (Lake Landing, North Carolina) is located in the US
Inkwell (Lake Landing, North Carolina)
Nearest city E of Lake Landing on U.S. 264, Lake Landing Township, near Engelhard, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°29′5″N 76°3′11″W / 35.48472°N 76.05306°W / 35.48472; -76.05306Coordinates: 35°29′5″N 76°3′11″W / 35.48472°N 76.05306°W / 35.48472; -76.05306
Area 1.4 acres (0.57 ha)
Built c. 1855 (1855)
Architectural style Octagon Mode
NRHP Reference # 78001960[1]
Added to NRHP September 1, 1978

The Inkwell, also known as The Octagon House, is an historic octagonal house located on U.S. 264 east of Lake Landing on Lake Mattamuskeet near Engelhard, Hyde County, North Carolina. It was built about 1855 by Dr. William T. Sparrow. It is an eight-sided, two-story, frame dwelling. It sits on a brick pier foundation, weatherboard siding, and has a low-pitched tent like roof. The house features a central octagonal chimney of stuccoed brick.[2]

On September 1, 1978, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1] It is located in the Lake Landing Historic District.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Michael T. Southern and Jim Sumner (n.d.). "The Inkwell" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-01-01.