Robert Strange Town House

Robert Strange Town House
The Robert Strange Town House located at 114 Hale Street and built around 1817 is the earliest surviving residence in the Haymount Historic District. It was also probably one of the first to be built and it dominates a choice, commanding site with an unobstructed view of the town below. The main block of the frame house is two stories tall with front and rear porches, a hip roof, end chimneys, and — although altered over the years — characteristic Federal detailing. The Hale Street facade — once the rear but now the front — has, for example, a Palladian entrance with sidelights, flanking pilasters, and a spoked fanlight. This characteristic feature is shared by other Fayetteville buildings built between 1789 and 1832 such as the Cool Spring Tavern and the Belden-Horne House (earlier stops on the tour). The house also has at least one interior mantel dating to the Federal period, which has the characteristic three-part form and fluted pilasters.

View from the back yard.  This was originally the front of the house and looked down over  down town Fayetteville.
View from the back yard. This was originally the front of the house and overlooked down town Fayetteville.