Ailey Young House Rehabilitation Project
The Wake Forest Board of Commissioners authorized the Historic Preservation Commission to conduct a fundraiser for the basic rehabilitation of the Ailey Young house, similar to the level of the historic farm buildings located at Joyner Park. The estimated cost of such a renovation is $100,000, including a new roof, replacement of burned out structural members and flooring, the reconstruction of the front porch, and construction of an accessibility ramp to the porch.
The Historic Preservation Commission received a $10,000 grant from Preservation NC in 2015 to begin stabilization of the structure. The foundation and first floor have been stabilized! The next phase of work will include stabilization of the second floor loft area and replacement of the roof and roof structure. Once that work is complete, restoration of the interior can be completed.
If you would like to make a tax exempt donation to this important project, please donate online or send a check made out to the Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission, write Ailey Young House in the memo line, and mail it to:
Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission
Town of Wake Forest
301 S. Brooks St.
Wake Forest, NC 27587