Murray Construction Company, of Wilmington, to Build 'Chadsworth Cottage'

WILMINGTON, N.C., April 25, 2003 —  Murray Construction Company of Wilmington, NC has been selected to
build The Period Homes Show House, Chadsworth Cottage, on Historic Figure Eight Island, near Wilmington, NC.


The Period Homes Show House, Chadsworth Cottage, is devised to demonstrate that it is possible to build a traditional home,
staying true to classical architecture, using readily available products. For this classical Southern home, the design has been
kept simple and straightforward; the goal of simplicity reflects the desired economy as well as the character of North
Carolinian architecture.


“We selected Murray Construction Company for several reasons’ says Jeffrey L. Davis, Founder and Principal Designer of
Chadsworth’s 1.800.COLUMNS and a major sponsor of the Show House, “the company’s longevity, their history and
experience of building on Figure Eight Island, and their willingness to work as a partner in the Show House”.  “We know
that Murray Construction will maintain the desired quality and integrity of the project”, says Davis.


Because the Cottage will be built on the ocean, special measures must be taken. The Cottage will be built on timber pilings and
different methods for building will be required.  Materials that will standup to the elements must be selected. The landscaping
and plant materials chosen must be able to withstand the salt, wind, and intense sun.  These are just a few of the problems that
need to be solved prior to starting the project.


Readers of Period Homes Magazine will be involved in the project from start to finish.  There will be articles in the magazine as the
house progresses, and readers will be able to contact the Period Homes website with questions and comments.  It is going to be an 
interesting project, one where we will learn together, and have fun in the process.


When completed, the Period Homes Show House will be open to the public to benefit the St. John’s Museum and other local charities.

About Chadsworth Incorporated:

Chadsworth Incorporated is the leading manufacturer and distributor of columns and architectural products, including
decorative capitals, pillars, pilasters and posts for worldwide delivery to architects, designers and homeowners. Founded
in 1987, the company has sold more than one million units to date and has shipping points in Alabama, Ohio, Georgia, Utah,
North Carolina, Connecticut and Canada. Chadsworth Incorporated consists of three operating divisions: 1.800.COLUMNS,
a catalog distributor of fine architectural products; Chadsworth Columns, which has been manufacturing the most authentically
correct architectural columns in the industry for more than 20 years; and, an online distributor of a variety of
manufacturers' architectural products.