118 W. KING ST.

118 W. KING ST.

118
,
Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1911
/ Modified in
1980
Architectural style: 
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Construction type: 
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Local Historic District: 
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  • Wed, 08/17/2016 - 2:23pm by gary

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118
,
Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1911
/ Modified in
1980
Architectural style: 
,
Construction type: 
,
Local Historic District: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

"The Amusement Center" - 1983. Given that this was 1983, was this a video arcade? (NCSHPO via Tom Campanella)

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

Constructed as early as 1911, this one-story, brick commercial building has been altered with the removal of a second floor and the installation of a replacement Colonial Revival-style storefront, brick façade, and pent roof. The building has a flat roof behind a brick parapet with metal coping. The storefront features one-light-over-two-panel doors on each end of the façade, each with a four-light transom. Centered on the façade are two twenty-five-light display windows. The doors and windows are encompassed within a wood storefront with pilasters between the bays, wood aprons beneath the windows, and a modillion cornice that extends the full width of the storefronts. An asphalt-shingled pent roof has been installed above the storefronts. The building appears on the 1911 Sanborn map as a post office with a barber on the second floor.

07.31.2016 (G. Kueber)

Regrettably, I must concur with the National Register folks that the fauxlonial facadectomy that occurred here probably justifies leaving this building in a non-contributing state. It's hard to tell whether the original brick storefront remains intact with only the millions of muntins and dentils filling what would have been a plain, mostly glass storefront.

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