205 Wilson Street

NR nomination: Two-story frame house. Colonial Revival style features include side-gabled roof, exterior end-chimney, symmetrical facade and front door surround with sidelights and transom. The house is now used as an office by the United Church of Christ. (The description for this house was listed as 207 Wilson Street in the NR nomination.)

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

2015 Survey Update: The house is three bays wide and double-pile with a brick veneer, eight-over-eight wood-sash windows with soldier-course brick lintels and stone sills, and three-over-three windows in each gable, flanking the exterior end brick chimneys. The entrance, an eight-panel door with four-light-over-one-panel sidelights, is centered on the façade and is sheltered by a front-gabled porch with full cornice return, supported by grouped square columns, with arched spandrels. A one-story, shed-roofed, frame wing at the rear has plywood sheathing, eight-over-eight wood-sash windows, and a modern door on its right (south) elevation is sheltered by a shed roof and accessed by a wood ramp. The house is currently used by UNC as the Carolina Center for Public Service.

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.



205 Wilson Street