c. 1855The arrival of the railroad shifted the center of Jamestown eastward from the old town center where Dr. Shubal Coffin (1809-1881) had established a medical school in 1840. He built his new home here, overlooking the tracks, to enjoy the improved access and visibility afforded by train travel. The two-story house features unusual Greek Revival details for our area, such as the board-and-batten siding.
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|Placed By||Historic Jamestown Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 595873 N 3983765|
|Decimal Degrees||35.99363333, -79.93635000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 59.618', W 79° 56.181'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 59' 37.08" N, 79° 56' 10.86" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 105 W Main St, Jamestown NC 27282, US|
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