302 PITTSBORO ST. / JUNIUS D. WEBB HOUSE / JENNIE T. LAWSON HOUSE / KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA SORORITY HOUSE
The house was built circa 1913 by/for local businessman Junius D. Webb on property he purchased in 1894. He and his family lived in the house until 1918. Since 1958 the house has been owned and occupied by Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.
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- Sun, 06/06/2021 - 5:48pm by SteveR
Local businessman Junius D. Webb purchased the empty lot on which this house sits from David McCauley in 1894. The house was built circa 1913. The house was home for Webb, his wife Miriam, and their eight children until April 1918, when they sold it to William B. and Margaret P. Horton.
Sold to William S. Roberson in April 1923; re-sold to Henry A. Whitfield in April 1923; again re-sold to Jennie T. Lawson in April 1923. Lawson rented rooms to female UNC students. Sold to J. E. Riggsbee in November 1948, who likely also rented rooms out. Sold to W. S. and Euphrozine Kutz in July 1954; they had the house divided into nine apartments for renting out.
Since 1958 the house has been owned and occupied by the Kappa Kappa Gamma (Epsilon Gamma Chapter) Sorority, who have had the house extensively enlarged and modified.
1923 plat map excerpt (OCPB A-36)
Circa 1958 (photo by Bill Prouty/CHW)
1958 (via Pinterest)
From the West Chapel Hill Historic District NRHP form:
This large extensively remodeled Colonial Revival two-story four-square house with hipped roof, full dormers and wrapped porch, contains many later additions, but its original outlines remain visible. The house was built by Junius D. Webb, a Chapel Hill businessman who, with Herbert Lloyd, built the Webb-Lloyd commercial block ca. 1900 (home of the Carolina Coffee Shop) during the first reconstruction of the Franklin Street commercial section. The house now serves as a sorority house.
View north west, June 2019 (via Google Streetview)
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