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Selkirk Farm, Dillon County (Old Cashua Ferry Rd., Bingham vicinity)
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(Rev. James A. Cousar House) Selkirk Farm, built in 1858, was the home of Reverend James A. Cousar and has continuously been occupied by his descendants. The house is near the site of Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church where Reverend Cousar had his first ministry. Reverend Cousar was noted for his work with black congregations, such as helping them organize new congregations and build their own churches. The original portion of Selkirk Farm was built by Case Cousar, Reverend Cousar’s slave. Six pieces of the original furniture made by Case are still in the house, as well as original mantles, wainscoting, and moldings. The house is a one-story clapboard Greek Revival cottage of heart pine. The front of the house is in its original condition except for the brick steps and concrete underpinning that are twentieth century additions. The pedimented porch with four square columns and low wooden railings frames the central two-thirds of the fašade. The house rests on brick foundation pillars, about three feet above the ground. Additions made in the rear of the house between 1880 and 1910 have almost doubled the depth of the structure. The property contains an antebellum cotton gin and a well. Listed in the National Register July 24, 1974.

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