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The Philip Hoehns House n Clemmons was restored by homeowners Tom Gray and Paul Zickell in 2015. It is the village’s first property to make the national register.

The 1798 Philip and Johanna Hoehns (Hanes) House in Clemmons is one of 16 places in North Carolina added to the National Register of Historic Places, the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources announced last week.

The restored home on Middlebrook Drive is the first property in Clemmons to be added to the register.

Built by Philip and Johanna Hoehns in 1798, the house was restored by Tom Gray and Paul Zickell in 2015.

Gray and Zickell bought the house in 2014 from one of the Hoehns’ descendents and researched its history. Philip Hoehns was a German immigrant who moved to the Clemmons area in the 1770s to farm. He also operated a distillery and became known for his brandy, which he served in a portion of the house that served as a tavern. He and his wife, Susannah Frye, had 10 children, four of whom died in the Civil War, Zickell said.

Pieces of the farm were eventually sold, some of which became Clemmons West. A descendant, P. Huber Hanes, restored the house in 1946, but renovation standards were different then.

The property was reviewed by the N.C. National Register Advisory Committee and subsequently approved by the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Officer and forwarded to the Keeper of the National Register.

Site work continues

for new Publix store

Homes have been razed and a patch of woods cleared at the corner of Peace Haven and Lewisville-Clemmons roads as crews prepare a site for a new Publix grocery store.

Morgan Property Group bought 14 acres of property for $4 million in 2016 to build a 79,000-square foot shopping center that will be known as Peace Haven Village.

Publix, the anchor tenant, hopes to open by late 2017, a company spokesperson said last week. Pet Supermarket is expected to open a 7,000-square foot store next to Publix.

The site will eventually be ringed with trees and include a stoplight at Peace Haven Road and the entrance to the Village Club neighborhood.

Publix, a Florida-based supermarket chain, is expanding in the Triad market. It opened a store in Winston-Salem in 2016.

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