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Antebellum

Antebellum



Most ante-bellum houses, meaning there were built before the outbreak of the Civil War, are the Federal style, as far as grand houses are concerned. They are generally symmetrical and boxy. They have center entrances on the front and rear, evenly spaced windows, gable roofs, and end chimneys. Two good examples in Mecklenburg County are Cedar Grove and Oaklawn.