October 23, 2010 - On-Site Estate Auction - 10:00 A.M. Featuring the Estate of the Late Catherine A. Pickler. Offerings include real estate, paintings, furniture, books, works on paper, silver, clocks, decorative accessories, NC pottery, and more!
News-Antique.com - Oct 19,2010 - The firms of Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. of Rockingham, NC
& Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. of Hillsborough, NC
are handling the auction as a joint venture.
Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc.
PO Box 1267
Rockingham, NC 28380
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Featuring the Estate of the Late Catherine A. Pickler. Catherine Atkins Pickler was born in Albemarle and graduated from Albemarle High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in History, from Meredith College and her Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Boston University in 1958. Ms. Pickler was married to the late Reade Pickler and together they were extensive collectors of antiques furnishings and various historical documents. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Stanly County Genealogical Society, the Historic Preservation Commission, the Historic Properties Commission, and was a charter member of the Board of Directors of the Stanly County Museum Association. She was also the first female firefighter in Stanly County, serving the New London Community. She was also listed in the 1967 edition of Who's Who of American Women.
In addition to the real estate, offerings include a life-time collection of paintings, furniture, books, works on paper, silver, clocks, decorative accessories, NC pottery, and more!!!
Sale: Saturday, October 23, 2010, 10:00 A.M.
Real Estate - October 15th and 22nd, 1pm - 4pm, and morning of auction
Personal Property - October 22nd, 1pm - 4pm, and morning of auction
Location: On-Site, 307 South Main Street, New London, NC 28127
Home & Lot at 307 South Main Street, New London, NC (Parcel/663102774901 - Deed Book 229 at Page 361); Home & Lot at 308 Spring Street, New London, NC.
Colonial Home & Lot at 307 South Main Street, and Rental Home and Lot at 308 Spring Street, New London, NC
Parcel # 663102774901 - Deed Book 229 at Page 361
This Colonial style house was built by the late Reade and Catherine Pickler. They were able to complete a "restoration-reconstruction," bringing two houses into a magnificent creation. They bought house number 1 (the Bilesville house) in New London in 1967. It is estimated the Bilesville house was built in the 1820s by Thomas Biles when the town was known as Bilesville. This house is believed to be the oldest house in New London. The name of the town was changed from Bilesville to New London when Catherine's Great-Grandfather, Arnold Parker, sold his gold mine to an English mining company. The second house (the Elmwood house) was built by Christopher Irwin near Third Creek Church in Rowan county in the 1780s. They moved to Iredell in 1830. They were able to salvage many family items to add to their home - from the brick they obtained to build the Keeping