2328 Old NC 98 Highway, Wake Forest Vicinity
Easement Acquired 9/28/2005
National Register of Historic Places
Wake County Historic Landmark
Local Tradition holds that this two-story Greek Revival-style house, owned for many years by Bill Thompson, served as a school at some point in its history. Probably built in the 1840s or 1850s, the house is unusually large, with two rooms on either side of the central hall on both levels, and displays such common Greek Revival features as a low-pitched hip roof, front entrance with double doors bordered by multi-paned sidelights and transom, six-over-six sash windows and cornerblock surrounds, and interior two-panel doors. Eight simple post-and-lintel mantelpieces adorn the house’s fireplaces. The main stair, marked by a chamfered newelpost and plain balusters, has a straight run from front to rear in the hall. The house also features an unusual enclosed secondary stairway in one of the front rooms. This antebellum residence is one of the best preserved examples of Greek Revival architecture in Wake County. An easement donated by Applewhite Properties, LLC, which moved and rehabilitated the house, prior to its resale.