1301 Washington Street.

The one hundred-fifty-sixth 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 building is: “ca. 1930; 1 story; Albert Walden house; bungalow with gable-end form and subsidiary gable-roofed porch; aluminum sided; Walden was a chauffeur; contributing wood shed.”

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In the 1941 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Walden Albert (c; Nannie) carp h 1301 Washington

In the 1947 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Walden Albert (c; Annie) carp h 1301 Washington; Walden Annie (c) cook Bissette’s h 1301 Washington

Albert Lee Walden died 9 January 1964 at his home at 1301 Washington Street. Per his death certificate, he was born 3 March 1893 in Northampton County, North Carolina, to John Walden and Mary Jane Robinson; was married; worked as a carpenter; and was a World War I veteran. Nannie Walden was informant.

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