Hello! I had the pleasure of buying the Pipken-Goodman-Edwards house about a year ago.It is a wonderful house in a beautiful location.Everyone who comes to the house, whether its the UPS guy delivering something, or friends, or people who just come up to see the house beacuse they saw it from the road, love the house.It really is quiet remarkable.I really treasure all the info. the previous owner provided on the Pipken family.
I thought I would post to update since Hurricane Isabel came through last month.The old house was doing great until the eye of the strom drew near.Unfortunately we lost the back half of the tin roof.The roof hit the chimney stack as it flew off into the field, so the top of the stack fell. Also had lots of water damage from the resulting rain inside the house.
But the house was built to last and suffered no structural damage to the roof or otherwise.The house is currently under repairs and will be restored once again.
The "Savage House" down the road, Issac's son's house suffered damage to the outbuildings including the loss of the smokehouse.The tin from a barn was ripped off and the kitchen was damaged.
I am not as familiar with the Jethro Goodman house, which is very nearby in Reynoldson area as well, it was reported on the State Historic Preservation site to have suffered loss of its roof.
The Joseph Freeman house (a cabinetmaker who built the Pipkens coffins, and the Freemans I believe are in the Pipken family tree) lost a part of its roof.
Was about to get ready to have the house considered to the National Register of Historic Places as well as replace the dairy and smokehouse but that will be delayed at bit as we restore the house from the storm damage.