509 North Street

c. 1912
Among the earliest houses on this part of North Street, this two-story, side-gabled, transitional Queen Anne-Colonial Revival-style house is three bays wide and double-pile with a two-bay-wide, projecting, front-gabled wing on the left (west) side of the façade. The house has plain weatherboards, two-over-two wood-sash windows, two interior brick chimneys, an exterior brick chimney on the right (east) elevation, and partial cornice returns. The one-light-over-three-panel door, located on the right side of the projecting, front-gabled wing, is sheltered by a front-gabled porch with partial cornice returns supported by grouped square columns. The porch continues as a hip-roofed porch that extends across the right end of the façade. There are three-part windows with diamond panes flanking a diamond-light-over-two window in the front and side gables and a diamond-light-over-two window in a front-gabled dormer on the right end of the façade. There are projecting one-story, hip-roofed bays on the right and left elevations, each with three two-over-two windows. A two-story, hip-roofed ell extends from the right rear (northeast). County tax records date the house to 1912 and the house appears on the 1915 Sanborn map.

In the 2015 survey, this was deemed a Contributing Building.

SOURCE: Heather Wagner Slane, National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Chapel Hill Historic District Boundary Increase and Additional Documentation, Orange County, OR1750 (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, 2015), courtesy of the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office.