302 N. NASH ST.

302 N. NASH ST.

302
,
Hillsborough
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1910-1921
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Local Historic District: 
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  • Tue, 09/20/2016 - 8:44am by gary

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302
,
Hillsborough
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1910-1921
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Local Historic District: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

09.11.2016 (G. Kueber)

This one-and-a-half-story, side-gabled frame bungalow is three bays wide and double-pile with shed- roofed dormers on the facade and rear (east) elevation. The house has plain weatherboards, vertical plywood sheathing on the dormers, and has been significantly altered with the alteration of the original fenestration including the installation of a picture window on the right (south) end of the fac╠žade and smaller windows on the dormers. The front door is a very decorative French door with diamond-shaped lights. It is sheltered by a full- width, engaged, shed-roofed porch supported by decorative metal posts, though the porch floor has been removed and a concrete slab poured at grade level with concrete steps leading to the entrance. A French door on the right elevation is sheltered by a small, front-gabled porch supported by decorative metal posts. There is a full-width, shed-roofed rear wing and a shed-roofed porch on the rear elevation is supported by decorative metal posts. County tax records date the building to 1921.

A prime example of a house that should be a contributing structure - maintains its basic original form but has suffered from extensive surface-level alteration. If only houses that maintain comprehensive architectural integrity are contributing structures, what is the point of the historic tax credit, which requires major investment to be utilized?

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