Lost Buildings of Somerset: The Littlejohn Family House

Good afternoon YouTube followers! Thank you so much for joining me for another video in our Lost Buildings series. I’m Kathy, and I want to talk to you today about Building 19. Now right now, we are in Pettigrew State Park. The campground is right over here to my left and the lake is over […]

Sensation Farmhouse Restaurant in Wallace, NC | North Carolina Weekend | UNC-TV

– [Bob] Sensation Farmhouse serves everything buffet style. And at all buffets it’s challenging to keep everything hot, fresh, and at the peak of flavor. Owner Johnny Copeland naturally gives the credit to his great help. – The workers, that’s my backbone, my support. And that’s what make that buffet so good. I got pretty […]

Lost Buildings of Somerset: The Bathhouse

Welcome back out to Somerset Place State Historic Site! We are standing behind the Colony House, which currently serves as our Visitor Center, near the domestic dependencies. These specialized structures and the enslaved people who worked within them supported the lifestyle of the Collins family. The only structure in this group that is not original […]

Charming Tiny Farmhouse Vacation by Perch and Nest in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Charming Tiny Farmhouse Vacation by Perch and Nest in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Lost Buildings of Somerset: The Rice Machine

Hello again and welcome to Somerset Place State Historic Site! We are standing along modern-day Park Road near the former site of the Four-story Barn. During the early years of the plantation, that barn held a rice machine because rice was originally the principal cash crop. In 1786, the Lake Company forcibly imported 80 native […]

Lost Buildings of Somerset: The Sawmills

Welcome back YouTube subscribers and viewers. Today we are standing along the transportation canal in the area of the plantation where the sawmills once stood. We are standing a quarter mile north of the Collins family front doorstep. Lumber was a major cash crop of Somerset Place. This land was originally a densely forested swamp. […]

Lost Buildings of Somerset: The FSA Administration/Community Building

Welcome everybody back out here to Somerset Place for this edition of our Lost Buildings series! We are standing out in the historic East Lawn. This was the formal outdoor entertaining space for the Collins family. There would’ve been two concentric race tracks for horses around the East Lawn here, surrounding a grove of shade […]

Lost Buildings of Somerset: The Terry Family Buildings

Welcome back YouTube subscribers and viewers! Today in our Lost Buildings of Somerset series, we’re gonna be covering a couple of the newer, post-Civil War structures that used to stand in this area of the Owner’s Compound. Harvey Terry purchased Somerset in 1889 for $10,000. He sold it in 1894 for $30,000. In his ownership […]

Lost Buildings of Somerset: The Work (Loom) House

Hi YouTube followers! It’s Kathy again. Thank you so much for tuning in to our Lost Buildings of Somerset series. I am here today to talk to you about a building that was called the Work House on the 1819 inventory. Later on, it is reclassified as the Manufactory on the 1839 inventory. But this […]

Getting To Know Somerset: The Collins Family

Welcome to Somerset Place State Historic Site, once the third largest plantation in antebellum North Carolina. Throughout its 80-year history, three generations of the Collins family owned the plantation, starting with Josiah I. So he was born in Somersetshire, England, in 1735, and married Ann Lewis of Staffordshire in 1761. Unfortunately, we have not uncovered […]