127 Mallette Street

NR nomination: Two-story, side-gabled house with Craftsman and shingle-style influences. Predominant features include the shingled exterior walls, interior chimneys and the wrap-around porch. A sleeping porch on the second story extends out from the main block of the building and sits on top of the porch roof.

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

2015 Survey Update: The house features plain weatherboards at the first-floor level, shingles on the second floor and in the gables, flared eaves with exposed rafter tails, knee brackets, and two interior brick chimneys. It has one-over-one wood-sash windows throughout, generally paired, including grouped windows on the sleeping porch, and louvered vents in the side gables. The replacement front door, a two-light-over-four-panel door centered on the façade, is sheltered by a hip-roofed porch that extends the full width of the façade and wraps around both the right (south) and left (north) elevations. The porch is supported by tapered wood posts on brick piers. The left side of the porch has been enclosed with weatherboards and there is a gabled porch, with matching supports, at the rear of the left elevation that has no floor and may have been a porte-cochere. A two-story, gabled bay with sleeping porch at the second-floor level, projects from the rear of the right elevation and there is a one-story, shed-roofed bay with decorative gable at the rear, perhaps an enclosed porch.

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.



127 Mallette Street