Friday, April 24, 2009

Old Stone House

Old Stone House Road in Granite Quarry (formerly Granite Ridge), Rowan Co, NC
This house was built with local stone by Dutch Immigrant Michael Braun in 1766. It is the last remaining colonial structure in Rowan County. This historical site is owned & operated by Rowan Museum, Inc.
It is worth noting that Michael immigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania before settling here. At the time this area was considered wilderness but covered in heavy thicket, rather than forests as generally thought. Also, the structure was not typical of the period, but much more grand.