Photograph taken by Heather Slane, National Historic Register Submission, December 2017
Located at the northwest corner of Fayetteville and Nelson streets, this one-story, front-gabled, Minimal Traditional-style duplex is four bays wide and triple-pile. The building has asbestos siding, six-over-six wood-sash windows, and a diamond-shaped vent in the front gable. Six-light-over-two-panel doors on each end of the façade are sheltered by front-gabled porches supported by square columns and connected by an uncovered concrete terrace that extends between the two porches. There are basement-level windows and a basement-level six-light-over-three-panel door on the left (south) elevation, allowed by the change in grade. A hip-roofed wing extends from the left rear (southwest) and there is a shed-roofed porch on square posts at the right rear (northwest). The earliest known occupant is Lena Edwards, a tobacco worker, in 1930.
The 1930 City Directory shows Lena Edwards as residing there; but county deed records do not show her as the owner of the property. In fact, after reviewing the real estate index and the deed records, the original owner of this property was not able to be verified. Memories from my childhood (over 60 years) recall several families who resided at this property. All of them were renters.
County deed records show that on January 19, 2012, Mendoza Mario Ernesto Vilchis bought the property from Dunbar Realty and Insurance Company as rental property It has remained rental property.