handyman special

Under $100K Sunday – c.1920 Handyman Special For Sale in Lexington, NC Under $90K


216 W 7th Ave, Lexington, NC 27292     $89,900



Family History

The land the house sits on was owned by Charlie Lee Waitman, a wood sawer, and his wife Lucy Young Waitman. The couple married in 1903, built their house at #220 W. 7th and raised their children, Robert and Hilda Mae there. Number 216 was then an empty lot.

Sometime between 1920 and 1930, the Waitmans sold the #216 lot to William Friits and his wife Jane, and they built our featured house. By 1940, #216 was rented out to two couples who worked in the silk mill;  Madison C. Allen and his wife Beulah, and Fletcher and Mamie Harris. The Waitmans continued to live at #220 throughout all those years until the house was razed at an unknown date.   You can still see the steps at street level on Google Maps.



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