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House in Bullock 4

[5 images make up this set on the house in Bullock, North Carolina] This is a creative commons image, which you may freely use by linking to this page. Please respect the photographer and his work.


I’ve been unable to find any information on this house in Bullock, Granville County, North Carolina. My guess is that it dates from the last quarter of the 19th century and is an example of vernacular architecture. It appears to have had additions over the years. The structure is showing signs of neglect; no one lives here. Even in a simple home like this, the attention to decorative elements is remarkable.


This is a 1-story frame house set on a slightly elevated stone foundation. The front portion is possibly one room deep. It’s a cross gable house with chimneys located at each side gable. These chimneys are of stone, narrowing into brick towards the top. One of the side chimneys is broken at the top. A third chimney is at the rear of the house. Gable returns are present on the right; but on the left side the house extends back from that point. On the left side of the house is a porch with lattice work. And further back seems to be a small addition. At the four corners of the front section are wooden simulated posts with a tripartite design just below the cornice. The front gable has a small bargeboard and a diamond-shaped vent with holes (or circular depressions) in the molding. The porch is small and situated between the two front windows. The porch roof is supported by four slender front posts and two flush with the house, all with millwork brackets with a curved design. Above the posts is a porch cornice with small vertical wooden panels. The sash windows are 4/4; to each side are three vertical green boards that seemed to be fixed, giving the appearance of shutters. The roof is metal.


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Taken on January 31, 2012