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View, Round House, Wilson, Wilson County, North Carolina

Round House (Wilson, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
View, Round House, Wilson, Wilson County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Houses
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph)
Extent:
5 x 7 inches
Item identifier:
SHPO-94-10-473
Builder:
Freeman, Oliver Nestus, 1882-1955 more info on Freeman, Oliver Nestus, 1882-1955 
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Location:
Wilson (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office
Collection:
State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) held by North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office
Note field:
Not all materials from the physical collection may have been scanned. Images may have been enhanced for web access.
Rights:
Reproduction and use of this material requires permission from the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. For general information see their website (http://www.hpo.ncdcr.gov/).
Funding:
Digitization of this image was partially supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Building: Round House -- Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House (Wilson, Wilson County, North Carolina)

Built:
Street:
1202 Nash St
Community:
Wilson
State:
North Carolina
Zip:
27893
Historical note:
The Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House is a museum featuring the artifacts that depict the culture and contributions of African Americans to the history and development of Wilson. The house was built in 1946 by Freeman who was a noted local black stone mason. He built the Freeman residence and other houses to help alleviate the housing shortage for GI's returning from the war.
Architectural note:
Freeman built the round house that is said to be made of stone. The house is actually built of variety of materials including bottles, tree sapplings, and string.
Location:
Wilson (N.C.)
Subjects:
Housing, Single family
Houses
African Americans -- History
Museums
Historic buildings
Rustic (Style)
Bottles