623 East Franklin Street

c. 1930, c. 1950, c. 1993
Set back from the road, along a driveway shared with 625 East Franklin Street, this two-story, clipped-side-gabled, Colonial Revival-style house is five bays wide and double-pile. The house and yard have been significantly altered with the construction of a wood pergola and stone terracing. The house has plain weatherboards, replacement six-over-six windows, and an interior brick chimney. On the right (east) end of the façade, the twelve-light-over-one-panel door has a multi-light fanlight and is sheltered by an arched hood. An original one-story, flat-roofed bay projects from the left (west) end of the façade with a twelve-light-over-one-panel door on its right side. The house has been altered with the addition of a wood pergola across the middle three bays of the façade after 1992. Constructed after 1949, a two-story, flat-roofed wing on the left elevation has paired windows at the second-floor level. A one-story, hip-roofed wing at the right rear (northeast) was constructed as a porch, but enclosed after 1949. The site has been extensively landscaped with stone terracing and steps leading from the driveway to the front door. The house first appears on the 1932 Sanborn map, the first map to cover this part of Franklin Street.

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

c. 1990
One-story, front-gabled, two-car frame garage with plain weatherboards and a single overhead door on the south elevation is likely shared between 623 and 625 East Franklin Street; it replaced two earlier garages shown on the 1949 Sanborn map and was first noted in the 1992 survey. In the 2015 survey, this was deemed a Noncontributing 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.



623 E. Franklin Street