114 W. KING ST.

114 W. KING ST.

114
,
Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1911-1924
/ Modified in
1990
Architectural style: 
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  • Wed, 11/16/2016 - 7:44am by gary

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114
,
Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1911-1924
/ Modified in
1990
Architectural style: 
,
Construction type: 
,
Local Historic District: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

114 W. King, the left storefront in the H. Lee Waters still above, 1937 (State Archives of North Carolina)

1983, only modestly fauxlonialized. (NCSHPO via Tom Campanella)

(Below in italics is from the National Register listing; not verified for accuracy by this author.)

This one-story, Colonial Revival-style commercial building was constructed between 1911 and 1924, but has been altered with the installation of a replacement facade in 1990 [1911, 1924 SM]. The building has a brick veneer with brick quoins at the corners and a flat roof behind a brick parapet. Centered on the façade are two fifteen-light French doors within a single wood surround with fluted pilasters and a broken pediment. The entrance is flanked by vinyl windows with denticulated wood cornices. An asphalt-shingled pent roof extends nearly the full width of the façade with a dentil cornice below.

07.31.2016 (G. Kueber)

This is one case where I agree with the nominator's decision to declare this building non-contributing - this isn't just some dumb pent roof attached to the building; someone made the unpleasant decision to aggressively fauxlonialize the front of this building by replacing the entire facade. What was a nice, simple 1920s structure has been tarted up as pseduo-Williamsburg.

In November 2016, a speciality food store called "Gourmet Grove" opened at this location.

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