Date: c. 1913
214 Church Street, Morrisville
The Reverend E. Atkins House is significant architecturally as being the only example of a Classical Revival cottage in the village of Morrisville, North Carolina. Most of the remaining houses built within the historic development period of Morrisville (1875-1941) are I-Houses and small mill village houses. The house was an obvious deviation from these other house forms, and while not fully documented, may have been a plan house that was more “modern” or “high style” in appearance for its day. The proximity of the railroad likely made it possible to obtain some of the more refined architectural detailing in the house, evident in the Neoclassical Revival mantels and mirrored overmantels as well as the Doric porch columns.