History and images have been compiled from various sources including, among others, the 1987 National Register of Historic Places, Stack & Beasley's 1902 Sketches of Monroe and Union County, Union County Public Library (Patricia Poland, Genealogy & Local History Librarian), the Heritage Room Photo Collection, North Carolina Map Collection, Rootsweb - An Ancestry.com Community and Ancestry.com family histories.

Victor C. Redwine House and Redwine Family

V.C. Redwine House circa 1880
700 South Hayne Street

"The 1882 Gray's Map of Monroe indicates that a house was already standing on this location when V.C. Redwine bought a 166 X 180 foot lot in 1885 from Robert H. Blakeney of Chesterfield County, South Carolina. A one-story frame house with full-facade porch and rear ell appears on the 1914 Sanborn Map, but by 1922, when Redwine was listed in the City Directory as a grocer, the house had been raised to two stories The crossetted entrance surround with three-part transom and sidelights probably reflects the earlier house. The house as it has been for approximately seventy years is a two-story, double-pile, center-hall plan cube topped by a pyramdial roof. 

"A one-story porch with Ionic columns spans the three-bay facade, continuing to a porte cochere on the north elevation and an enclosed portion on the south elevation (the latter has modern window sash). The central entrance has sidelights and a three-part transom in a shouldered architrave surround with brackets. Windows have one over one sash, and tall corbelled-cap chimneys are in interior and interior end locations." (NR)

Dr. T.W. Redwine 1827-1899

Victor Clinton Redwine (1853-1922) was born in Sandy Ridge Township, Union County, NC, the son of Thomas W. Redwine (1827-1899) and Mary Jane Clark, married in Union County in 1849. Thomas was the son of William Redwine (1805-1840) and Mary Cox (1805-1869). William’s father Jacob was the son of John Redwine (1756-1820) who was born in Pennsylvania. John’s father, Frederick “Lewis” Redwine, was born in Germany in 1699.

Annie Price married Victor Clinton Redwine on October 21, 1875. Their children were: Edith (1877-1939), Ruth (1881-1956), Thomas (1883-1928), John (1885-1907), Mary (1888-1966) and Anne (1891-1978).

Article on Victor’s father - Dr. Thomas W. Redwine

“Among the honored citizens of Union County, none stand higher than Dr. T.W. Redwine. Born in Davidson County, N.C., April 18th, 1827, he attended the best schools afforded by that county. He read medicine at Mt. Pleasant, N.C., under Drs. Smith and Stedman. He located at Samuel Howie’s, in the western part of the county, and began the practice of medicine in September 1846, and was in active practice for 53 years. When the war broke out, he volunteered and went to the front. In September 1861, he was elected captain of Company F, 35the Regiment. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1875 and represented Union with great credit to himself and his constituents. 

"In 1880 he was elected president of the Union County Medical Society. In 1848 he married Miss Mary A. Clark and they were blessed with several children, one of them being Mr. R.B. Redwine, of the Monroe bar. Dr. Redwine is a quiet, unassuming gentleman of the old school and his aim in life has been to make an honorable and useful physician and a good citizen. In that aim his every aspiration has been realized. In his declining years he has the conscious knowledge of a life well spent, and that he possesses the love and esteem of his neighbors.” (Stack & Beasley 1902)

Victor’s brother, Judge Robert Burwell Redwine (1860-1938) married Sarah Wall McAlister on April 17, 1895. The R.B. Redwine House 1908 is located in the Waxhaw-Weddington Roads Historic District. By 1920 R.B. Redwine and his large family were living in Monroe. 

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