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Hayes Plantation: The main house, considered by architectural scholars to be "one of the South's most accomplished examples of a five-part palladian villa," was designed by English-born architect, William Nichols, Sr., famous for his early Neoclassical-style buildings in the American South and for designing statehouses for three Southern states. Construction of the house began in 1814, but was not completed until 1817.

The Orton Plantation, Brunswick Co., North Carolina, located beside the Cape Fear River near Wilmington, is considered to be a near-perfect example of Southern antebellum architecture. Built in 1735, the Orton Plantation house is one of the oldest structures in Brunswick Co. The house is an example of Classical Revival & Greek Revival architecture. Originally a 1 1⁄2-story white brick building, a 2nd floor was added to the house in 1840 along with fluted Doric columns. The wings date to 1904