Pleasant Retreat Academy
Pleasant Retreat Academy, September 2014
|Location||129 East Pine Street,|
Lincolnton, North Carolina
|Area||2 acres (0.81 ha)|
|NRHP reference No.||75001277|
|Added to NRHP||May 29, 1975|
Pleasant Retreat Academy was built between 1817 and 1820, and is a two-story brick building, four bays wide and two deep, on a low fieldstone foundation in a restrained Federal-style. It has a gable roof and a partially exposed, single-shoulder chimney on each gable end. The school remained in operation until about 1878. It later housed a private residence, private school, and the Lincoln County Public Library until 1965. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
- William Graham (1804–1875), American politician
- James Henderson (1808–1858), American politician
- Robert Hoke (1837–1912), Confederate States Army general
- Hoke Smith (1855–1931), American politician
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Lincoln County, North Carolina
- United Daughters of the Confederacy
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- Robert Topkins and Charles Greer Suttlemyre, Jr. (March 1975). "Pleasant Retreat Academy" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places–Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
- Address by Alfred Nixon, Esq (Speech). Dedication of The Confederate Memorial Hall. Lincolnton, N.C.: Southern Stars Chapter, U. D. C. August 27, 1908. Retrieved March 6, 2016 – via News Print.
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