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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

3.31- Victorian Gingerbread

Gingerbread gable at 400 Mildred St., Oriental

Victorian gingerbread adorns the roof eave of this home at 400 Mildred St., Oriental.

So far as I can tell, this home was built in a neighborhood that was subdivided and developed after the death of Queen Victoria... The home is in the Neuse River Heights subdivision, which was platted out in 1906 (SEE PLAT, BELOW)

But the gingerbreading hints at pre-1900 design, if not construction.

Please, if anyone knows anything about the history of this home, at the corner of Mildred St. and Second Ave., please drop a comment or send me an e-mail!

Here is a portion of the 1906 Neuse River Heights Plat... the location of the above house is marked in red... notice that the plat includes existing dwellings on a number of lots, but not on the lots where the above home is located:
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1 comment:

Rambling Round said...

The gingerbread trim is so attractive. I wish new homes had it too.