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c. 1880 Folk Victorian

Thomasville, North Carolina 27360

The Old Doc Phillips House

Front Porch
Front Porch
We purchased this house near the end of 2015. Follow the story about our interpretive restoration.


Bedrooms 4
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 3,100
Stories 2.0
Acres 22


  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Attic
  • Crawl Space
  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Kitchen
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • Barn
  • Circular driveway
  • Storage Building
  • Original wood windows
  • Wood floors
  • Shingle Roof: Asphalt shingle
  • Central air
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Septic Tank
  • Water Heater - Electric
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • Wrap-Around Porch

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History, as best we can figure so far.

c. 1850 - A 6 room, two story house with a detached kitchen is built by Pastor Charles Phillips.
c. 1880 - The house is inherited by Pastor Phillips' son, Dr. Charles Phillips.
Starting after 1880 Dr. Phillips added two more rooms to the north end of the house and built a connector between the kitchen and main house. He also added a wrap around porch. Later he widened the connector and added two more small rooms off the kitchen by enclosing parts of the porch.
During this time Dr. Phillips also constructed a shed and large barn about 100 yards north of the house. He probably had cows, horses, chickens, hogs, maybe some mules and goats.
c.1900 - Dr. Phillips added another two story addition on to the south end of the house consisting of 4 bathrooms. Knob and tube electrical wiring was also installed around this time.
c. 1920 - Dr. Phillips moved to downtown Thomasville and left the house to one of his sons. Marion Phillips. Marion Phillips apparently decided not to live in the house and it became a rental property until the late 1950's or early 60's.
c. 1960 - Marion Phillips lost ownership of the property and the house sat vacant for about 10 years.
c. 1971 - The property was purchased by Linda Swofford Steadman. She fixes up the house but does not restore it.
2015 - Linda Swofford passes away and we purchased the property wearing rose colored glasses.

Archived in February, 2018

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