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The Thin Manse: 1936

The Thin Manse: 1936

1936. Edgecombe County, North Carolina. "J.F. Dozier Farm, Tarboro vicinity." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

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Le Mince Manse, en couleur

The Twilight World of Shorpyville version.

Earl Roberson

My cousin Earl, who died recently, was the owner of this house. Here is a picture of him (seated) at my family reunion a few years ago. His house is across a few fields from mine. More photos.

Wilkinson-Dozier House

Built by Joshua Wilkinson between 1816 and 1826. This Federal style home with a double tiered portico was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.


This is the Wilkinson-Dozier House (c. 1825). It has been beautifully preserved. More photos.

Odd columns

I wonder why they thought lack of symmetry in the spacing of the porch columns was a good thing, design-wise?

[The columns line up with the door, which is off-center. - Dave]

Yes it is

a bit tweaked, squeezed and peaked!

The Thin Manse

Great play on words Dave. You've outdone yourself.

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