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Pleasant Retreat Academy
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Location 129 East Pine Street,
Lincolnton, North Carolina
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1817 (1817)-1820
Architectural style Federal
NRHP reference No. 75001277
Added to NRHP May 29, 1975

Pleasant Retreat Academy, also known as The Confederate Memorial Hall, is a historic building located at 129 East Pine Street, Lincolnton, North Carolina.


Pleasant Retreat Academy was built between 1817 and 1820, and is a two-story brick building, four bays wide and two deep, on a low fieldstone foundation in a restrained Federal-style. It has a gable roof and a partially exposed, single-shoulder chimney on each gable end. The school remained in operation until about 1878. It later housed a private residence, private school, and the Lincoln County Public Library until 1965. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

Former pupils

  • William Graham (1804–1875), American politician
  • James Henderson (1808–1858), American politician
  • Robert Hoke (1837–1912), Confederate States Army general
  • Hoke Smith (1855–1931), American politician
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