OHU50K Notes $89,900
The handyman special was built as a humble bungalow sometime before 1920. It housed mill workers who were employed at the silk and hosiery mills.
Handyman special 2- or 3-bedroom Bungalow w/lots of potential. Metal roof, gas pack/central AC. Needs TLC. Plus, nice extra lot included, Address is 212 West 7th Ave. parcel # 11-108-0-00E-0004.
- 2 bed
- 1 bath
- Build date 1920
216 W 7th Ave, Lexington, NC 27292 $89,900
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.