907 ENO ST. - RILEY STORE

907 ENO ST. - RILEY STORE

907
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Hillsborough
NC
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907
,
Hillsborough
NC
Cross street: 
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
,
Type: 

 

02.17.2016 (G. Kueber)

From the Orange County survey done by HMW preservation in 2017:

"Located at the northeast corner of Eno Street and W. Hill Avenue, the one-story, brick, commercial building served the West Hillsborough community and employees of the Eno Mill as a meat and fish market among other things during the mid-twentieth century. The building was owned by prominent West Hillsborough community member Paul Riley who lived at 240 Riley Avenue (OR3008), a short distance from the store. According to West Hillsborough native Charles Stanley, this store was also known as the "Betty Riley Store," indicating that multiple Riley family members were involved in its operation and tax recrods confirm that the property was owned by members of the Riley family since at least the 1970s. Stanley, who lived next door to one of the Riley family members on Allen Ruffin Street, remembers as a child the store operating as a small country store where men played checkers outside in front of the store. Tax records indicate this building was constructed in 1942.

The one-story, brick building has a six-to-one brick common bond and a flat roof behind a brick parapet that steps down on the side elevations. The façade features now-boarded storefront windows topped with a three- part aluminum-framed transom and flanking a central inset one-light glass entrance door modified with plywood and battens to create “panels.” An inset panel on the building’s parapet features decorative brick courses and contains the remnants of old signage and lighting. The side elevations have small window openings with brick header-course sills and a wood wall added at the rear and on the west elevation encloses the back yard of the building. Also located on the parcel is a ca. 1980s gambrel-roofed frame house that is clad is weatherboards and topped with a corrugated metal roof. It has grouped vinyl windows and a paneled door on the south elevation, sheltered by a shed porch on square wood posts, and three narrow windows in the upper part of the front 'gable.'"

 

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