302 Pittsboro Street

NR nomination: This large extensively remodeled Colonial Revival two-story four-square house with hipped roof, full dormers and wrapped porch, contains many later additions, but its original outlines remain visible. The house was built by Junius D. Webb, a Chapel Hill businessman who, with Herbert Lloyd, built the Webb-Lloyd commercial block ca. 1900 (home of the Carolina Coffee Shop) during the first reconstruction of the Franklin Street commercial section. Webb was responsible for moving the bits of the house of the first president of the University from its site at the intersection of Cameron Avenue and Columbia Street, making way for the present Swain Hall. The house now serves as a sorority house.

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

2015 Survey Update: The house is three bays wide and double-pile with plain weatherboards, eight-over-twelve wood-sash windows on the first floor, eight-over-eight windows on the second floor, and grouped six-over-six wood-sash windows in the hip-roofed dormers centered on each elevation (except the left (south) elevation). The house has a wide fascia, two interior brick chimneys, and paneled aprons below the first-floor windows on the façade. The eight-panel door, centered on the façade, is sheltered by a hip-roofed porch supported by Doric columns that wraps around the right (north) and left elevations, with both side elevations of the porch having been enclosed with plain weatherboards, an eight-over-twelve window on the façade, and six-over-six windows on the side elevation. The right and left elevations also feature two-story, projecting hip-roofed bays that are flush with the façade. The house has been enlarged extensively to the left and rear (west) with a two-story, hip-roofed wing projecting from the rear of the left elevation. This wing has details matching the main section of the house with hip-roofed dormers on the façade and left elevations, each with paired six-light windows. The wraparound porch extends across the right part of the façade, though it has been enclosed and has an inset entrance. An entrance on the left elevation features an door sheltered by a hipped porch on square posts. A large, two-story, hip-roofed wing extends from the rear elevation and is four bays deep with a hip-roofed dormer on the rear elevation. There is a one-story, hip-roofed section at the southwest, between the two two-story wings. A low stone wall extends along the sidewalk at Pittsboro and McCauley streets.

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.



302 Pittsboro Street