234 McCauley Street

NR nomination: One-and-a-half-story bungalow with exterior end-chimney, oversized gabled dormer and engaged front porch. Similar to #230 and 232.

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

2015 Survey Update: Similar in form and detail to the neighboring house at 232 McCauley, this bungalow features German-profile weatherboards, eight-over-eight wood-sash windows, including paired windows in the side gables and on the gabled front dormer, knee brackets in the gables, exposed rafter tails, and exterior brick chimneys on the right (east) and left (west) elevations. The one-light-over-one-panel door has matching sidelights and is sheltered by a full-width, engaged, shed-roofed porch that wraps around the right elevation as a hip-roofed porch, the rearmost bay of which is enclosed. The porch is supported by tapered wood posts on brick piers, installed since 1992, and has a low matchstick railing. A full-width, shed-roofed wing, perhaps an enclosed porch, extends across the rear (north) elevation with a gabled dormer at the right rear (northeast). A series of additions at the rear include a one-story, gabled wing at the right rear that connects to a one-story, side-gabled wing. A shed-roofed section at the left rear (northwest), west of the side-gabled wing, connects to a front-gabled wing that extends deep into the rear yard.

A large gabled rear dormer is visible on the side elevations and there is a one-story, gabled wing at the left rear (northwest) that extends beyond the left elevation. This wing, which houses a separate apartment, has German-profile weatherboards, high windows on the left elevation, and a solid door with three lights on the south elevation, facing the street.

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.



234 McCauley Street