311 S. Academy Street, Cary
Cary National Register Historic District
This charming brick bungalow is one of the best-preserved structures in Cary’s National Register Historic District. Dr. John Pullen Hunter, a practicing physician and the son of the Reverend Alsey Dalton Hunter (an early Baptist minister), had this one-and-a-half-story house constructed in 1925. The side-gable roof has three dormers on the front, with two shed dormers flanking the central gabled dormer. The long, horizontal front porch is enclosed on the south end and extends into a porte-cochere on the north end, supported by tapered wood posts on brick piers. The interior, too, is remarkably well-preserved; the windows, doors, hardwood floors, mantels, trim work, and the butler’s pantry all remain. Where adaptations were made to accommodate office functions, these changes were sympathetic to the existing features of the house. Dr. Hunter practiced medicine in Cary from 1920 to 1959. Hunter was also the president of the Cary Chamber of Commerce, served on the Cary Town Board and the Wake County Board of Education, and was a member of the Cary Masonic Lodge. Mr. John Mitchell of South Carolina currently owns the building.