412 W. KING ST.

412 W. KING ST.

412
,
Hillsborough
NC
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Built in
1900-1921
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Originally owned by the Snipes family, this house had an additional wing added to the front after 1943.

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  • Sun, 10/09/2016 - 9:38pm by sevy

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412
,
Hillsborough
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1900-1921
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Local Historic District: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

2013 (TMLS)

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

This one-story, gable-and-wing house is three bays wide and single-pile. It has been significantly altered with the addition of a projecting, front-gabled wing on the left (west) end of the façade and the screened enclosure of the remaining portion of the porch, which radically changed the historic form of the house. It has plain weatherboards, six-over-six wood-sash windows, round vents in the side gables and right front wing, a wide fascia, and an interior brick chimney. A fifteen-light French door is centered on the façade between the front-gabled wings. It is sheltered by the later screened porch with a low wood railing at the roofline. There is a larger shed-roofed screened porch on the right (east) elevation and a gabled ell at the left rear (northwest). County tax records date the building to 1921 and the building appears without the left gabled wing on the 1924 and 1943 Sanborn maps.

07.31.2016 (G. Kueber)

From Gardens of Old Hillsborough, 1971

Mrs. Charles F. Dority's Home: Mrs. Dority has developed a charming garden at the rear of this old property, originally owned by the Snipes family. Here there are many iris, and peonies, and a variety of old roses. The Bourbon, Zepharine Drouhin, fills a corner with a cascade of bloom, while the famous Marechal Neil Noisette opens its pale golden blossoms in the background. The ancient Rose of Castile may be seen here, as well as the Maiden's Blush, Salet Moss, Rose du Roi, Louis Philippe, and many other old-time favorites,

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