Oakhurst 1897 - Oak Ridge NC
Posted by: fatcat161
N 36° 10.561 W 079° 59.042
17S E 591364 N 4003949
Quick Description: Located along Hwy 150 outside Oak Ridge on Oak Ridge Military Academy.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 7/14/2009 10:52:43 AM
Waymark Code: WM6RM9
This marker is placed by Historic Preservation Commission of Oak Ridge.
Oakhurst was built for Martin Hicks Holt, Co-Principal of Oak Ridge Institute, and his wife Mary. The finest Queen Anne style house surviving in all of Guilford County, it was designed by the prominent and prolific southern architect Frank P. Milburn whose distinguished building appear in most major North Carolina cities. He also designed the South Carolina State Capital building.
Thomas Eary Whitaker, a lawyer, North Carolina legislator, and professor at the school, became President of Oak Ridge Institute in 1914, and served in that capacity until his death in 1929. Thomas and his wife Ida, purchased Oakhurst in 1917, and it remained in the Whitaker family until 1981.
Marker Name: Oakhurst 1897
Marker Type: Roadside
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