The Washington Wilkins house at 603 East Green Street, built circa 1930, was burned beyond repair last night.
The destruction of this historic house is tragic, but secondary to the well-being of the last family to live in it. Wishing them well as they recover from their loss.
[Update, 4/15/2021: since this posting, the Wilson Times published an article detailing the local fire department’s efforts to battle this fire and the resiliency of Hunette Francois, the Haitian immigrant who lived in the Wilkins house for six years and lost everything in the blaze.]
Thanks to Edith Jones Garnett for sharing this image.