113 Mallette Street

NR nomination: This one-story cottage is one of the few in this district of the quarter-Georgian vernacular type found in abundance in the Northside neighborhood, a domestic form consisting of a rectangular framed front block and a rear extension whose gable roof is pitched above the ridge of the front blocks, forming a hipped effect suggesting the origins of later versions of this form. This particular house is Gothic Revival in feeling, with its front-facing triple-A gable with scalloped shingles, returns, double-hung 4/4 fenestration and double-arched windows in the door. The hipped-roof porch with intricate sawn Eastlake-style members, turned posts and brackets appears to be original. Nothing is known about the original owners, but Mallette Street is one of the oldest streets in Chapel Hill and several structures along it are sited close to the road in mid-nineteenth-century pedestrian-fashion.

In the 1998 survey, this was deemed a Contributing Building.

2015 Survey Update: The house features plain weatherboards, decorative sawn weatherboards in the gables, four-over-four wood-sash windows, a diamond-shaped louvered vent in the front gable, and replacement fixed square windows in the side gables. The two-light-over-two-panel door is sheltered by a near-full-width, hip-roofed porch supported by turned posts with sawn brackets. There are two interior brick chimneys in the taller hip-roofed rear wing as well as a combination of one-over-one replacement windows and four-light casement windows. There is a one-story, shed-roofed wing at the rear (east) with vinyl windows and a modern wood deck at its north.

SOURCES: Kaye Graybeal, National Register of Historic Places Nomination: West Chapel Hill Historic District, Orange County OR1439 (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, 1998); Heather Slane and Cheri Szcodronski, 2015 Survey Update (NCSHPO HPOWEB 2.0, accessed 10 Jan. 2020); courtesy of the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office.



113 Mallette Street