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A Bladen County landmark on the market

By Erin Smith

A Bladen County landmark is now up for sale. Historic Purdie Hall, better known to many residents as Purdie Place, is being offered for sale by Preservation North Carolina. 

Preservation North Carolina is a non-profit organization which strives to protect endangered historic places and promotes the historic architecture of North Carolina. Preservation North Carolina purchases historic properties that are deemed to be endangered and sells them to new owners with restrictive covenants and a rehabilitation agreement, according to the Preservation North Carolina website.

Purdie Hall overlooks the Cape Fear River from a high bluff and includes 47.88 acres, according to the listing. The home was built by James S. Purdie between 1803 and 1809 and has a brick exterior and features double porches on both the front and rear of the home. The home is being offered for $239,000 with incentives for rehabilitation. 

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. Purdie Hall was the home of James S. Purdie, James B. Purdie and Col. Thomas Purdie, according to the listing. 

Purdie Hall is being shown by appointment only. For more information, contact Cathleen Turner at 919-401-8540 or by email at cturner@presnc.org.

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