813 East Vance Street.

The eightieth in a series of posts highlighting buildings in East Wilson Historic District, a national historic district located in Wilson, North Carolina. As originally approved, the district encompasses 858 contributing buildings and two contributing structures in a historically African-American section of Wilson. (A significant number have since been lost.) The district was developed between about 1890 to 1940 and includes notable examples of Queen Anne, Bungalow/American Craftsman, and Shotgun-style architecture. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.


As described in the nomination form for the East Wilson Historic District, this house is: “ca. 1913; 1 story; saddle-bag house with hip-roofed porch.”

In the 1941 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Johnson Alberta (c; cook) h 813 Vance

In the 1947 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Johnson Alberta (c; wid Clif) dom h 813 Vance

Photograph by Lisa Y. Henderson, February 2017.

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