Architecture You Love
A North Carolina 501C3 Educational Nonprofit Archive Documenting, Preserving, and Promoting Residential Modernist Architecture

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Enjoy browsing, but unless otherwise noted, these houses are private property and closed to the public -- so don't go tromping around uninvited.

ROANOKE RAPIDS AREA


1947 - The Benjamin and Laura Mills House, 655 West Hwy 158, aka 655 West Second Street, Weldon NC. The Art Moderne design came from a magazine plan, most likely from Ebony.  This was the first Modernist house built by a black family. There is a copy of this design in Durham, Henderson, and another one in Weldon. Sold to the Cofields. Sold to Timothy and Evelyn Winstead. Went into foreclosure. Sold in 2010 to Tonita Ross-Dozier. Sold in 2013 to Christopher Henderson. For sale in 2014.

 
1948 - 607 West Third Street, Weldon, NC.
The Art Moderne design came from a magazine plan, most likely from Jet or Ebony.  There is a copy of this design in Durham, Henderson, and another one, above, in Weldon. Sold in 2015 to VFS Lending JV II LLC.











Around 1947 - The William T. and Carrie Hawkins Marable House, 1000 East Andrews Avenue, Henderson NC. Identical to the Mills House in Weldon, above, but in far worse condition. Design came from a magazine plan, most likely Jet or Ebony. This is the first Modernist houses in Vance County built by a black family. Sold to Francena Hawkins, Sandra Darensburg, and Virginia Jones. Sold around 2000 to Harold G. Thompson Sr. and Clara Thompson. Condemned in 2006 but still standing as of 2014. Color photos by Vincent Whitehurst.


1950 - The Gilbert Navarro House, 34 Harvey Circle, Roanoke Rapids NC. Architect unknown. Sold in 1997. Sold in 2015. Photo by Lee Hansley.


1951 - The Neal House, 905 West Third Street, Roanoke Rapids NC. Architect unknown. Sold to Arthur Nelson Jones III.Photo by Lee Hansley.


1954 - The Boone House, 904 West Second Street, Roanoke Rapids NC. Architect unknown. Sold to Ralph Ingram. Photo by Lee Hansley.


1961 - The Barnett House, 700 West Third Street, Roanoke Rapids NC. Architect unknown. Sold to Mary Barnett. Photo by Lee Hansley.


1962 - The Jarman House, 200 Walter Avenue, Roanoke Rapids NC. Photo by Lee Hansley.


1969 - The William Barnes House, 910 West Third Street, Roanoke Rapids NC. Architect unknown. Photo by Lee Hansley.


1977 - The Marco Caceres House, 110 Walter Avenue, Roanoke Rapids NC. Architect unknown. Photo by Lee Hansley.


 Sources include: Lee Hansley.