115 N. CHURTON ST.

115 N. CHURTON ST.

115
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Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1925
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115
,
Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1925
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
,
Local Historic District: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

07.31.2016 (G. Kueber)

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

This one-story, brick commercial building is laid in a one-to-five common bond with a darker wire-cut brick veneer laid in a running bond. It has brick corbelling at the parapet, which is covered with metal coping. The replacement storefront has a recessed one-light-over-one-panel door centered on the fac╠žade and flanked by plate-glass windows on a brick knee wall. A pent roof covered with wood shingles extends the full width of the parapet and renders the building non-contributing. The building does not appear on the 1924 Sanborn map, but the brickwork indicates that it was likely constructed soon after.

Again with the non-contributing/pent roof thing. Again, if I can remove a piece of junk from the front facade in an afternoon, it can't be serious enough to render a building non-contributing. The proper question would be: if all of the buildings that were designated "Non-Contributing" in this National Register nomination were demolished, would the historic fabric of Hillsborough's downtown really not be diminished at all? In the commercial district, we're talking about multiple buildings on Churton, Margaret, and ~half of King Street, the 1950s courthouse. Let's get real - it would look decimated. There are a small number of buildings downtown that I agree should be non-contributing, but they are entirely new buildings such as the courthouse additions, the post office, and the police station

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