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The Martin Worth Henderson House

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1.  Name of Property if any:  Martin Worth Henderson House


2.  Street Address, including City and Zip Code:

310 Concord Road

Davidson, NC 28036



3.  Date added to Study list:  2/13/2006 (S&R in existence on this property)

4.  Tax Parcel Number of Property:  00701209 


5.  Owner(s) of Property:  JAMES E MURPHY, III


6.  Current Owner's Contact Information: 

PO BOX 1966 

7.  Period or Date of Construction:  1906


8.  Source of Information for #7: Mecklenburg County Tax Records


9.  Present use of Property:  j

a. Agricultural, b. Commercial, c. Educational, d. Entertainment, e. Government, f. Industrial, g. Military, h. Museum, i. Park, j. Private Residence, k. Religious, I. Other


10.  Architectural Style:  Victorian

11.  Architectural Significance:  a

a. Outstanding, b. Excellent, c. Notable, d. Commonplace


12.  Map Showing Location of Property:



13.  Paragraph Briefly Summarizing Known History Of The Property:

1.  The Martin-Worth-Henderson House was the home of the family of two Davidson College presidents and later served as a boarding house for Davidson  College students, and thus reflects the symbiotic relationship between the town and Davidson College. 

        2.  The Martin-Worth-Henderson House is a well-preserved example of  the Folk Victorian style of architecture, which was influenced by the Queen Anne style of architecture and which made possible increasingly architecturally detailed abodes through the use of manufactured nails, balloon frames, and mechanical saws and lathes.   

        3.  The Martin-Worth-Henderson House possesses a strong associative history with a North Carolinian of note, Dr. Mary Turpin Martin Sloop, who established the
Crossnore School in  the North Carolina Mountains.  The Crossnore School has sheltered and educated children from North Carolina since 1913.