The house is one of about ten antebellum era houses left in the Old Trinity College (now Duke University) area of Highway 62 in Trinity. The house maintains high levels of structural integrity, and in 2003, Ella Richardson deeded the house to the Trinity Historical Preservation Society to be used as a museum. Local historic landmark designation was approved by the Trinity City Council on September 15, 2009. Disclaimer: Randolph County and its municipalities have designated a variety of historic landmarks. Just as with state and national historic landmarks, visitors should be aware that some are private and not open to the public. Please contact the Visitors Bureau for additional information regarding accessibility before traveling long distances.