212 S. HILLSBOROUGH AVE.

212 S. HILLSBOROUGH AVE.

212
,
Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1911
/ Modified in
2005
Architectural style: 
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Local Historic District: 
National Register: 
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212
,
Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1911
/ Modified in
2005
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Local Historic District: 
National Register: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

08.14.2016 (G. Kueber)

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

This two-story, I-house is three bays wide and single-pile with a low gable centered on the façade. It has a modern 5V metal roof, plain weatherboards, six-over-six wood-sash windows, and a one-light-over-one- panel door with a four-light transom. The one-story, hip-roofed porch is supported by tapered wood posts on brick piers with a low wood railing extending between the piers. There is a two-story, shed-roofed section at the left rear (southwest) and a one-story, gabled wing centered on the rear elevation connects to a 2005 one-and-a-half-story, side-gabled wing at the far rear. While the additions at the rear are large, they are inset slightly from the main section of the house and do not overwhelm the original form. County tax records date the building to 1911 and the side-gabled wing at the rear was added in 2005.

Um, ok. Not sure how you decide that the additions on this house are non-detracting from the original character, but the less-fake-historic, also invisible from the front additions on the Nathaniel Rochester House do. In both cases, the original house form is reasonably preserved. I'm more offended by the fake shutters and non-original windows on this house than the additions on either. (To be clear, I think both this house and the Nathaniel Rochester house should be contributing structures to the National Register district.) 

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