Saturday, April 27, 2013

Daughters of the American Revolution

This is the home of the Major Benjamin May Chapter of the DAR. In 1930 Mr. and Mrs. AC Monk donated a lot for the erection of a Chapter House on land originally owned by Major Benjamin May.

Completed in 1938, it was the first Chapter House built in North Carolina.  This building was never actually a home.  Used more for meetings and gatherings. It does have a full kitchen with modern appliances (only the old sink was saved as was the working dumb waiter).  This building can now be used for weddings, family reunions, and other events as well as for the DAR functions.

My SIL is a member of the DAR and she was the one who showed our group through the building and explained what the DAR does for education, patriotism and education.   I did not take any inside pictures of our tours.  I did enjoy both tours.  If you are ever in Farmville, they have many, many, old homes.  This weekend the town is having it's Dogwood Festival.  Perfect time to enjoy this wonderful town.


Ms. A said...

Very intricate windows, I like it!

Mari said...

I love looking through old houses. This looks like another nice one.

Granny Annie said...

Were you just too busy to take photos inside or were they not allowed. Cool looking structure.

linda eller said...

I love the 'oldies, but goodies' too! Beautiful building.

possum said...

I, too, love the old architecture. New buildings leave me cold, especially these McMansions everywhere.
And antiques! Oh my! I love old furniture, too!
Guess I was born into the wrong century!
Thanks for sharing!