Local Historic District

The local district became Wake Forest’s first official historic district on May 10, 1979. The majority of the local district is north of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary bordering North Main Street from North Avenue to Oak Avenue. However, the district extends South of the Seminary (formerly Wake Forest College) along North Avenue and East South Avenue. North Main Street was once referred to as “Faculty Avenue” due to the abundance of professors who resided there. For twenty years this was Wake Forest’s only historic district. The district provides a living developmental and architectural history of the town’s origins.

In order to protect the integrity of the historic district, properties located here are required to receive a Certificate of Appropriateness prior to conducting exterior work, renovations, and/or changes, with the exception of minor repairs. This historic district is included, in its entirety, within the Wake Forest Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Medlin-Cooke Building (1905)

South Brick House (1837
Medlin-Cooke Building (1905)South Brick House (1837)
  
Brewer-Stryer House (1892)Davis-Bush House (c. 1905)
Brewer-Stryer House (1892)Davis-Bush House (c. 1905)
  
Powers- Arrington House (1910)Calvin Jones House (c.1820)
Powers- Arrington House (1910)Calvin Jones House (c.1820)
Local Historic District
Senior Planner (Historic Preservation)
919-435-9516