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In 1815, the Historic Rosedale Plantation was built by merchant, postmaster, and tax collector, Archibald Frew. It was originally a part of a 911 acre plantation but it is unknown when it got its name of Rosedale. Locally, the house was known as ?Frew?s Folly? for its perceived lavishness. At that time, Archibald?s neighbours were against flaunting their wealth.

Dr. David Thomas Caldwell and his family inhabited the house in the 1830?s. Aside from his profession, the plantation was run with the support of 2 slave families comprised of about 20 members.

In North Carolina, the house is considered to be one of the finest examples of Federal period architecture. It is also recognized for its faux grained woodwork and original French wallpaper that still exists in its 3 rooms. The ancient trees and the original boxwoods make its garden rich in history and perfect for a stroll.
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