Date: c. 1890
5611 Penny Road, Raleigh Vicinity
National Register of Historic Places
The Jesse Penny House and Outbuildings are a rare, unique, intact example of a rural Wake County farm complex. The house displays the triple-A roof so popular at the time and features a prominent wrap-around verandah embellished with turned and sawn ornamentation. Notable is the excellent condition and arrangement of the outbuildings, which include barns, a chicken house, a pump house, and a cottage. An original picket fence encloses the dwelling and remains one of the earliest such structures in the county. The house continues to serve as a private residence.