111 S. WAKE ST.

111 S. WAKE ST.

111
,
Hillsborough
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1940
/ Modified in
1990
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
,
Local Historic District: 
Type: 
Use: 

Comments

No comments yet.

Add new comment

In tours

  • This building does not appear in any tours yet.

Last updated

  • Sat, 08/20/2016 - 12:09pm by gary

Comments

111
,
Hillsborough
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1940
/ Modified in
1990
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
,
Local Historic District: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

07.02.2016 (G. Kueber)

(Below in italics is from the National Register listing; not verified for accuracy by this author.)

Constructed in the 1940s as a one-and-a-half-story, Minimal Traditional-style house, this house has been significantly altered with the addition of an oversized front-gabled, vinyl-sided dormer that projects beyond the façade to shelter the porch, supported by wood posts. The house is three bays wide and double-pile with a painted brick veneer and a combination of original six-over-six wood-sash windows and replacement one-over-one windows. The added dormer has grouped vinyl windows on the façade topped by two quarter- round windows in the gable to the give the appearance of a Palladian window. There is a later projecting vinyl- sided bay on the left (north) elevation and a side-gabled, vinyl-sided wing at the left rear (northeast). An entrance on the right (south) elevation is sheltered by a small, front-gabled porch supported by square posts. There is a shed-roofed wing and a large gabled dormer on the rear (east) elevation. The house is currently a duplex, accounting for the addresses on both South Wake and West Margaret streets. A brick lattice wall extends from the left end of the façade. The house appears on the 1943 Sanborn map. In 1990, dormers along South Wake Street were removed, new windows were installed, and porches on South Wake Street and West Margaret Lane were enlarged.

That front gable ... ouch. It kind of looks like a house tumor. How was that approved by the Historic District Commission? Was it not in place in 1990?

Add new comment