Where in Carolina Country is This?

August 2013

The August magazine’s picture, by Karen Olson House, shows a place on Dobbs St. across from the railroad tracks in the town of Halifax. Marcus Perry, a member of Roanoke Electric, told us he was born here in 1940. “The home was built in the late 1800s by a Dr. Freilough (misspelled?) and remodeled by N. L. Stedman probably between 1920 and 1930. My father, M. W. Perry, purchased the house in the late 1930s. The photo shows the porticoshay, as it was called back in the day, added by N. L. Stedman when he remodeled the house.” The winning entry, chosen at random from all correct submissions, was from Martha Smith of Enfield, a member of Halifax EMC.