Travel back in time and create your own personal memories at Adelaide's, an
authentic Civil War era mansion.
This lovely home, dating back to Nov. 14, 1848, will lend Southern grace and
elegance to any occasion. As you
entertain, imagine parties given by the the dashing Confederate Gen. A.T.
Beauregard, who used the home as headquarters during the Civil War.
See a part of local lore. Legend
tells a story of the day Gen. Beauregard rebuked an aide. The aide, spurred by anger and
alcohol, attempted to run his sword through one of the heavy wooden doors. Today, a door still bears the marks
of a large sword. Down in the
basement are two large bunk beds, made of raw lumber, which are said to have
been used by slaves. Joists are 4x8,
and some of the sills are 12x14 inches thick.
Just as the nation suffered, emerging to grow and prosper, so did the stately
home. Built for the Pennebacker
family, it was originally one story. After two rooms were destroyed in a cyclone, it was decided to rebuild and add a
a second story. Under the ownership of Dr. Alfred Ferguson, the house was also converted to four separate living
quarters, and an interior stairway was moved to the front porch.
As time passed, the mansion was purchased by Augusta Neergaard, the daughter of a Danish nobleman, in 1869. Augusta preferred a country lifestyle
and gave the house as a wedding gift to her daughter, Henryetta, upon her
marriage to Joseph Augustus Muecke, Jr., in 1872. The home passed to one of their daughters, Adelaide Muecke, in 1920. It is through Adelaide that most of
the home's history is known.
Dr. J. Alfred Ferguson purchased the home in 1930.