YOU CAN HELP RESTORE THE FRONT PORCH OF STONEWALL MANOR
Construction is set to start soon on the restoration of the front porch and eaves. Enjoy this throwback video to the days of T.E. Ricks and help us return the appearance of Stonewall to this pristine condition. Remember that Preservation Rocky Mount will match dollar for dollar any donations made through their gofundme page through the month of October that will help get them to their goal. They are only $10,000 away from their goal.
Located in the heart of Rocky Mount, NC, the manor offers a unique look into the early 19th century planter's life in Eastern North Carolina.
Stonewall takes its name from the heavy granite wall that borders the front lawn along U.S. 64. The house was built on the banks of the Tar River circa 1830 by Bennett Bunn, who was a well established and prosperous planter in Nash County. In its prime, Stonewall was the center of a large antebellum plantation. Its scale and sophistication of design make it one of the truly elegant plantation houses in North Carolina.
Today Stonewall Manor is on the National Register of Historic Places and is maintained by the Friends of Stonewall Manor, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of Stonewall Manor. The site is open to the public for guided tours and can be rented for private functions.
The Stonewall Manor is a beautiful historic home that has captured the hearts and imaginations of our community and visitors alike. Over the years there have been a collection of videos that showcase the beauty and mysteries of this house.
"PRESERVATION IS SIMPLY HAVING THE GOOD SENSE TO HOLD ON TO THINGS THAT ARE WELL DESIGNED, THAT LINK US WITH OUR PAST IN A MEANINGFUL WAY, AND THAT HAVE PLENTY OF GOOD USE LEFT IN THEM." - RICHARD MOE, NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION