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CHAPEL HILL
 
Samuel Wood House
    
  
  22. Samuel Wood House, 648 Central St., ca. 1872. 
Samuel Wood, a wholesale grain merchant, erected Chapel 
Hill's most stylish Second empire house, sited prominently 
on a large lot in Hosford Square. In addition to the mansard 
roof, the hallmarkof the style , noteworthy features include 
flush wood siding scored to simulate stone, carved entrance 
doors, rope molding and rnamental ironwork.  In the early 
20th century, the house was used as a children's Home.
 
 
 
 

  23.  Lyon Street School, 920 Central St., 1876. 
The handsome Italianate facade of the Lyon School, 
evidence in the paired round-arched windows with molded 
caps, and bracketed cornice, attests to the prosperity and 
pride in civic architecture the city enjoyed in the post-Civil 
War decades.  By 1876, the number of Irish workers 
settling on Chapel Hill had increased significantly.
 

 
  
    

     
ornamental ironwork
   
Lyon Street School
    
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