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Willis Graves House

Willis Graves House
Street Address: 
802 Oberlin Road
Date: 
Between 1884 and 1891

Willis Graves, an African American brick mason, built this two-and-a-half-story frame Queen Anne house soon after buying the land in 1884.

Executive Mansion, Burke Square

Executive Mansion, Burke Square
Street Address: 
200 North Blount Street (Burke Square)
Date: 
1883-1891

Located on one of the five public squares provided in Raleigh's initial city plan of 1792, the governor's home is an unusually symmetrical Queen Anne dwelling designed by architect Samuel Sloan of

Plummer T. Hall House

Plummer T. Hall House
Street Address: 
814 Oberlin Road
Date: 
Between 1878 and 1893

The picturesque one-story frame Queen Anne cottage was built for Plummer T. Hall, the first pastor of the Oberlin Baptist Church, as a wedding present for his bride.

Hawkins-Hartness House

Hawkins-Hartness House
Street Address: 
310 North Blount Street
Date: 
ca. 1882

According to tradition, this house was built as a surprise by Dr. William J. Hawkins for his brother and sister-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Alexander B. Hawkins. Mrs.

Carey J. Hunter House

Carey J. Hunter House
Street Address: 
400 North Person Street
Date: 
ca. 1882, ca. 1900

A smaller late-nineteenth-century dwelling became the rear wing of this commodious Queen Anne/Colonial Revival transitional house, erected around 1900 by businessman Carey J.

Leonidas R. Wyatt House

Leonidas R. Wyatt House
Street Address: 
109 South Bloodworth Street
Date: 
1881-1882

Master builder Thomas H. Briggs built this simple but stylish Italianate dwelling for local harness maker Leonidas Wyatt and his wife Cora.

Gray-Fish-Richardson House

Gray-Fish-Richardson House
Street Address: 
530 North Blount Street
Date: 
1881; before 1903

This two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling is an excellent example of a middle-class home of the late nineteenth century, and it is one of the few houses on Blount Street that remains on its original

Dodd-Hinsdale House

Dodd-Hinsdale House
Street Address: 
330 Hillsborough Street
Date: 
1879

The Victorian-era home of Raleigh mayor William H. Dodd and later of attorney and legislator John Wetmore Hinsdale features a variety of architectural details.

Higgs-Coble-Helms House

Higgs-Coble-Helms House
Street Address: 
417 North Blount Street
Date: 
1878

The overall style of the two-story, wood frame Higgs-Coble-Helms house is Italianate but it has the asymmetrical composition typical of Queen Anne dwellings.

Heck Houses

Heck Houses
Street Address: 
Heck-Lee House 503 E. Jones Street, Heck-Wynne House 511 E. Jones Street, Heck-Pool House 218 N. East Street
Date: 
between 1872 and 1875, between 1872 and 1875, between 1872 and 1875

These three houses were built in a variation of the Second Empire style by Colonel Jonathan M. Heck, a developer in the Oakwood neighborhood.

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