The oldest of two homes Harvey Carrier built for his family. This Federal style home was built in 1835. The shingled gables and sawnwork were added post Civil War.
Carrier came to Rutherfordton a very successful and accumulated a great deal of property in his lifetime. He manufactured tinware on the current site of the First Baptist Church located across the street from this home. His tinware was distributed across western North Carolina and upper South Carolina. He was married to Julia Ann Dickerson and they had nine children.
In addition to tinsmithing, Carrier also became a building contractor and built a number of homes in Rutherfordton. This second home was built beside his first home in 1879. Carrier built this home for his daughter.
Today the homes function as a vacation rental and bed and breakfast that welcome guests looking to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and the perfect combination of modern amenities and historic character. Both homes are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.