Patrick St. Lawrence
Pittsborough (Pittsboro) N.C.
It has been stated that the St. Lawrence house was first built to be used as
an inn (ordinary). There are some unique features that help to support this idea. A
large wood panel wall was built in two sections that can be lifted, fastened
to the ceiling and creating a 27 ft. X 27 ft. ball or meeting room. When the
wall was lowered, the home became a center hall design. The house was first
located on town lot No. 50, directly facing the court house in the town
square. When the court was in session, there was a need for food,
lodging and places for social gatherings.
The St. Lawrence house has changed ownership numerous times over the past
225 years. It has served as a residence, tavern (ordinary) or inn and a
dormitory for the Pittsborough Academy students. The house has been moved
three times and currently sits on its forth foundation.
There have been few changes to the interior of the house other than the
fireplaces, mantels and removal of the plaster, but the exterior now has a
Victorian designed front porch, enclosed back porch and the removal of all
Information needed, pictures of the Patrick St. Lawrence "Yellow
House" , copies of pictures or oil paints related to Patrick St.
Lawrence or his yellow house that you would like t o share , please
contact: Ray Carney at :
Thanks for any help with this project!