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c. 1854 Victorian

875 St. Stephens Church Road
Gold Hill, North Carolina 28071

THE SNUGGS-ATKINS HOUSE C 1854

The Snuggs-Atkins House C. 1854
The Snuggs-Atkins House C. 1854
Owned by several generations of the same family

Once in a lifetime opportunity to live in the Historic Village of Gold Hill.


A place that recalls the grandeur of the first gold mining boom town; when the highlights for the prosperous Gold Hill residents included horse drawn carriages, parasols, and Grand Soirees.

Experience year round events, weekly live music, & enjoy the annual Founders Day Parade from the comfort of the large covered front porch. Walk along wooden sidewalks lined with Victorian lamp posts, shop in antique/boutique shops, enjoy locally grown fresh produce & fresh flowers, & dine at the local restaurant.
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The Snuggs-Atkins House c. 1854

The Snuggs-Atkins House

Open House by Red Door Realty & Associates

Historic Gold Hill Village Brochure & Map (Adobe PDF file)
Historic Gold Hill Village Brochure w/ Rail Trail Brochure & Map
Snuggs-Atkins House
Snuggs-Atkins House
Circa 1854 The Snuggs-Atkins House was first associated with post-master John C. Snuggs and later with Dr. Benjamin T. Atkins. As well as a post-office the property also provided quarters for a shoe shop and school.
875 St. Stephens Church Road Gold Hill NC
875 St. Stephens Church Road Gold Hill NC
Street view of this Antebellum Beauty featuring a full width porch with a Chimney Stack on each end, multiple windows and the only attached garage (side load).
The Historic Village of Gold Hill
The Historic Village of Gold Hill
Reminiscent of a by-gone era with just a 30 minute drive from Salisbury and within one hour from Charlotte.
Annual Founder's Day Event
Annual Founder's Day Event
Main Street Gold Hill
Main Street Gold Hill
It is estimated $6M in Gold was mined here starting in 1824. Thomas Edison participated with a leased space while working on an invention to assist the gold miners.
Wide Breezy Porch
Wide Breezy Porch
What a wonderful spot for sipping lemonade with a book or just enjoying the picturesque view.
Large Full Length Porch
Large Full Length Porch
You will appreciate this "front row", massive front porch to enjoy parades and events as they pass by. Approximately 355 SF (44 x 8)
Wrought Iron Archway
Wrought Iron Archway
A movie producer featured the Wrought Iron Gated Archway which is surrounded by bright Red Knockout Rose Bushes and a picket fence.
View from the Main Front Door Entrance
View from the Main Front Door Entrance
Impressive large living space as you enter the front door, secured with the original Skeleton Key, Crystal Knob and Door Hardware.
Front Entrance Great Room
Front Entrance Great Room
View from the kitchen to the large great/living room with warmth from the real hard wood floors.
Main Fireplace in Great Room
Main Fireplace in Great Room
Original Fireplace has been updated with electric insert for warmth and ambiance.
Victorian Crystal Glass Knobs & Keys
Victorian Crystal Glass Knobs & Keys
Several Original Knobs and Skeleton Keys
Kitchen and Dining Area
Kitchen and Dining Area
This large kitchen and dining area offers room for a kitchenette and larger formal dining space. Approximately 26' x 13'8
Open Sun Filled Kitchen
Open Sun Filled Kitchen
There is plenty of open space to move around in this sunny kitchen. Look out over the beautiful gardens and hear the song birds from multiple windows.
Kitchen with walk in Pantry
Kitchen with walk in Pantry
Just a few steps behind the stove, you will find a large walk in pantry area. Notice the original half glass door with original Agate Door Knob and hardware.
Walk In Pantry
Walk In Pantry
Very resourceful walk in pantry for multiple storage purposes. Approximately 9'4 x 3'.
Romantic Bedroom
Romantic Bedroom
Comforting upstairs bedroom located on the corner of the house, provides abundant natural light as well as multiple views. Approx. 19'3 x 11'9.
Inviting Large Bedroom
Inviting Large Bedroom
Imagine resting in this inviting room filled with warmth of gleaming hardwood floors, an intimate fireplace, original ship lap walls and original glass windows.
Upstairs Corner Bedroom
Upstairs Corner Bedroom
This expansive bedroom spans the entire width of the upper floor providing room for a reading nook.
Large Original Fireplace
Large Original Fireplace
Though it is no longer considered "functional", this intimate fireplace adds warmth to the space with all of it's appeal.
Every Window has an Ideal View
Every Window has an Ideal View
Look at the gorgeous foliage from the view of the bedroom - perfect spot to stargaze or daydream.
Quaint Bedroom
Quaint Bedroom
Located upstairs, this adorable bedroom offers multiple views over the backyard garden and entrance area.
Charming Bedroom
Charming Bedroom
Lovely personal fireplace (non-functioning) provides character to this cozy bedroom.
Alternate Bedroom View
Alternate Bedroom View
Notice the original ship lap walls and ceilings and sunlit room.
Porcelain Knob and Oil Rubbed Bronze Hardware
Porcelain Knob and Oil Rubbed Bronze Hardware
Original Historic Door Hardware
Original Historic Door Hardware
Very rare Jasper door knobs and oil rubbed bronze hardware on multiple doors.
Original Ship Lap Walls & Ceiling
Original Ship Lap Walls & Ceiling
This house had it before it was popular on H@TV - Various ship lap wall widths from 5 1/4 to 11 inches.
Multiple Purpose Large Bonus Room
Multiple Purpose Large Bonus Room
Endless possibilities for the expansive space including Library, Play area, Craft Area, Home Office, etc. History resources indicate the 2nd floor area was once used as a school!
Another view of Bonus Room
Another view of Bonus Room
Approximately 361SF (approx. 19'2 x 18'8) of additional space with potential for many uses.
4th Room Upstairs
4th Room Upstairs
4th Room upstairs could serve as multiple uses such as sewing or craft room, studio, office, etc.
Primary Bedroom on Main Floor
Primary Bedroom on Main Floor
Conveniently located on the main floor with two entrances; one from en suite bathroom and another from adjoining room.
Main Floor Bathroom Ensuite
Main Floor Bathroom Ensuite
Right off of the Primary Bedroom on the Main Floor, you can relax in this Whirlpool or Shower adorned with Victorian Plumbing Fixtures.
Primary Bathroom Main Floor
Primary Bathroom Main Floor
This large bathroom on the main floor offers two entrances and Victorian fixtures. It has been updated with modern conveniences, while maintaining the integrity of the original charm.
Alternate Room on the Main Floor
Alternate Room on the Main Floor
History suggests the property served as a Post Office, Shoe Shop, Physician's Office and School providing multiple entrances.
Historic "Wavy Glass"
Historic "Wavy Glass"
Many original windows featuring the original "wavy glass".
Unique & Simple
Unique & Simple
You will be hard pressed to find this elsewhere - hand carved window latches.
Screened In Covered Porch
Screened In Covered Porch
Enjoy the alluring backyard year round from the screened and covered back porch.
Enchanting Garden Areas
Enchanting Garden Areas
Enjoy the Wrought Iron Gazebo and stone garden features of this magnificent garden.
Oldest Locust Tree
Oldest Locust Tree
Believed to be the oldest Locust Tree in Rowan County confirmed by a local Arborist. The Arborist insisted on maintaining it's existence and advised it was in great condition at the time of inspection.
Blooming Gardens Everywhere
Blooming Gardens Everywhere
Beautiful Blooming plants throughout the walk ways and property.
Established French Potager Garden
Established French Potager Garden
French Potager garden, 24 x 24, with 10 raised beds are surrounded by a white picket fence.
Gorgeous Flowering Plants
Gorgeous Flowering Plants
Just one of many beautiful vibrant flowers lovingly planted by the current owner.
Blooms Galore
Blooms Galore
The current owner has spent hours and unlimited expense designing established gardens.
Captivating Peonies!
Captivating Peonies!
Shirley Temple Variety
Exquisite Tiger Eye Purple Iris
Exquisite Tiger Eye Purple Iris
Shade and privacy
Shade and privacy
Enjoy the shade from established native tree while privacy from fenced yard.
Stunning Hydrangeas
Stunning Hydrangeas
One of Kind Crab Apple Tree
One of Kind Crab Apple Tree
A favorite in the garden is this one of kind Crab Apple Tree with it's eclectic branches. Established song and humming birds fill the garden with delightful sounds and bird watching.
Several Varieties of Roses
Several Varieties of Roses
Established Lenton Roses surround the base of the trees, perfectly amid other complimentary foliage.
Southern Favorite - Hydrangea
Southern Favorite - Hydrangea
How beautiful your home can be filled with vases of this traditional Southern favorite!
Yes! We are promising you a Rose Garden!
Yes! We are promising you a Rose Garden!
Several varieties of fragrant and alluring rose bushes throughout the gardens.
Several colors and varieties of Lilies
Several colors and varieties of Lilies
Backyard Lily
Backyard Lily
Let's Ponder for a Moment
Let's Ponder for a Moment
Perfect bench spot just a few steps from your entrance to reflect and ponder. Beautiful view across the street includes a pond and meadows of fresh flowers for the local flower shop.
A Place with Walkways
A Place with Walkways
Stroll back in time to a place which still has wooden walkways, street lamps and white picket fences.
Wooden Sidewalk View
Wooden Sidewalk View
Lined with rare Day Lilies and street lamp posts
Charming English Brick Pathway
Charming English Brick Pathway
Local Flower Merchant and Meadow
Local Flower Merchant and Meadow
Though your own garden will prove plentiful with beautiful plants, a local flower garden merchant is just across the street.
Native Shade & Established Nut Trees
Native Shade & Established Nut Trees
Several mature nut trees (6) large pecans and black walnut are nestled amid the native shade trees on this 1.32 acre property.
Peach Cobbler Anyone?
Peach Cobbler Anyone?
Delicious peaches from can be picked from your own fruit orchard in the back yard.
An Apple a day...
An Apple a day...
Pick your own Granny Smith's!
Rear House View
Rear House View
Attached Side Load garage
Attached Side Load garage
Bedrooms 3
Full Baths 1
Half Baths 0
Heated Sq. Ft. 1,302
Unheated Sq. Ft. 919
Acres 1.3
Zoning RA3
MLS No. 3874327

Features.

  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Attic
  • Bonus Room
  • Crawl Space
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Reader's Loft
  • Study
  • Utility Room
  • Master bedroom downstairs
  • 1 Car Garage
  • Fenced Yard
  • Garden
  • Gazebo
  • Outbuildings
  • Porch
  • Storage Building
  • Storm Windows
  • Ceiling Fans
  • 5 Fireplaces
  • High Ceilings
  • Jacuzzi
  • Original wood windows
  • Metal Roof
  • Wood floors
  • Central air
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Septic Tank
  • Water Heater - Electric
  • High Ceilings
  • French doors
  • Vintage Hardware
  • Vintage Light Fixtures
  • 5 Fireplaces w/6th Chimney in Kitchen
  • Garage door replaced in 2010
  • Insulated ext. walls
  • Only attached garage in the village
  • Original windows

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Historic Snuggs-Atkins House – C. 1854

A time of opulence which recalls the grandeur of the first gold mining boom town; when the highlights for the prosperous Gold Hill residents included horse drawn carriages, parasols, and Grand Soirees. Even today you can experience and reminisce about such occasions with weekly live music and year-round events held in the Historic Village of Gold Hill including parades right up to the full-length covered plantation porch. Imagine strolling along the wooden sidewalks, lined with Victorian lamp posts, visiting antique and boutiques shops, dining at a local restaurant, ice cream shop, purchasing fresh flowers and seasonal produce while exploring the rich history amid the 70-acre park.

A unique vestige of the past, this Pre-Civil War residence reflects the pride of several generations of family ownership. Built in the tradition of a by-gone era this 2-story beauty amid 1.32ac in a magnificent English garden setting features high ceilings, original ship-lap walls, crystal, porcelain and jasper knobs, secret doors, multiple fireplaces, sun-drenched rooms, attached garage, and modern systems carefully integrated so as not to detract from the original architectural charm. Approximately Total SF 2221 (+/-), with primary bedroom on the main floor, 3 additional rooms plus a large bonus area upstairs, 919SF no heat/air, closets as typical for age built. Seller had property fully insulated 1 year ago and added several storm windows adding additional insulation.

We have the key (an original skeleton key) to this historic treasure where you can return to a quieter and gentler time, offering a quality of life that only the past can provide.

Find out more about the rich history of Gold Hill, local merchants and weekly and annual events: https://historicgoldhill.org/

Gold Hill Preservation Society: https://ghhps.org/

Surrounding Area


Gold Hill is located approx. 14 miles southeast of Salisbury, NC on US Hwy 52. An easy hour drive from Charlotte or Greensboro and only 30 minutes from Salisbury, Asheboro, Albemarle & Concord. Educational site and historic tours.

Highly desired East Rowan School district includes Shive Elementary, CC Erwin Middle School and East Rowan High School.

History of Gold Discovery in NC c. 1799

The discovery of gold in North Carolina in 1799 boosted the economy of western North Carolina. Gold was first discovered at what is now the Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site about twenty miles from the
present Gold Hill district. Soon thereafter, an effort was made to survey the region for more potential sources of the mineral. A geological survey was made in 1823 which promised the discovery of gold in Rowan County. A year later gold was indeed found.

The gold at Gold Hill was mainly in subsurface veins so the first vertical mine shaft east of the Mississippi River, the Barnhardt shaft at Gold Hill, was constructed in 1842 to access deep gold deposits. The Barnhardt
shaft reached a depth of over 400 feet. Construction on another nearby shaft, the Randolph, was begun soonafter the Barnhardt. The Randolph mine reached a depth of 800 feet and is considered to have been one of the
richest and deepest eastern United States mines. A third, smaller shaft was dug but never reached the depth or prosperity of the Barnhardt or Randolph mines. It is estimated that six million dollars in pure gold (approximately one-third from the Randolph Shaft) was shipped out of Gold Hill and many times more than that lost due to inefficient extraction methods.

The volume of gold mined in Gold Hill and surrounding areas prompted the federal government to build a mint in Charlotte. Additional mining operations discovered quantities of copper and the Union Copper Mine opened near the two largest gold shafts. The operation developed into the largest of the mining operations at Gold Hill and remained active much longer than the gold mining businesses. Attempts to revive the Gold Hill mines persisted throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The attempts took various forms. Attempts to improve extraction and mining methods at Gold Hill were some of the most progressive and technologically advanced in the country, employing the brightest scientists of the day, including Thomas Edison.


References:
Richard Knapp and Brent D. Glass, Gold Mining in North Carolina (1999)
Richard Knapp and Robert M. Topkins, eds., Gold in History, Geology and Culture (2001)
Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site: http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/reed/reed.htm
Gold Hill Mining Company Records

History of the House

History suggests the property was first associated with John C. Snuggs who was the Gold Hill Postmaster from September 1865 until July 1881. Mr. Snuggs also served in the Army as a Private.

The house served as both a post office and residence for Mr. Snuggs. The first floor of the house continued to be used as a post office well into the 20th century and also provided quarters for a shoe shop; the second floor was used for a school.

It was eventually acquired by Dr. B.T. Atkins (1877 - 1940) whose widow Dora Shaver Atkins, lived in it until the mid 1970's. The two-story frame house has undergone various improvements since its construction.

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