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A. A. Hicks House 1 | by David Hoffman '41
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A. A. Hicks House 1

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Since 1962 this Greek Revival house in Oxford, North Carolina, the A. A. Hicks House, has been the home of Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home. It was built about 1903. It's in the Oxford Historical District and is on College Street. National Register of Historic Places #88000403 (added 1988)


The façade has the most characteristic feature—the full-height porch (portico) with fluted Ionic columns supporting the roof. The entry porch, however, is not very wide and extends probably less than 1/3 the width of the building. The entrance has multi-paned sidelight and a segmented transom. Above the entrance on the second level is a balcony with turned balusters and ornamental windows on either side of double doors with diamond shaped panes. Below the high hipped roof and prominent eaves are dentil; above is a curious wide pedimented dormer, the windows with a stylized star design. Throughout the windows are 1/1 double-hung sash windows. Symmetry dominates the entire structure, including the placement of the prominent chimneys. Many interior features existent from its construction remain unchanged.


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Taken on August 16, 2010