The original structure was built in1790 and has been preserved to create an original and historic feel to the property by current owner John Holt. Due to horrific damage from Hurricane Isabelle, some of the original structure was damaged beyond repair.
The brick foundation is laid in the English bond pattern, meaning there are five rows of stretchers topped with a course of headers and then repeated to the base of the wooden frame. The pattern is distinctive and reveals the age of the building along with its pegged post and beam construction.
Originally, both humans and animals shared this space. The animals lived in the lower level and the humans lived above. The site was home to John Clayton, a famous botanist of his day.
This dwelling now houses the Sandy Creek Grooming Facility, our new office and a drive-up car port for inclement weather drop-off and pick-ups
Our historic shag-bark hickory