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CHAPEL HILL
 
View from Chapel Hill
 
  7.  View Looking West from Chapel Street.
From the top of Chapel Hill it is possible to view landmarks 
and natural features in several directions.  The towers of the 
old courthouse (1850) and St. Peter’s Church (1892-1900), 
the parish of many neighborhood residents, are visible to the 
west, while to the east Fort Hill Park can be seen.  For many 
years, the towers and buildings of the city's cotton mills were 
a familiar sight to the north. 

   8.  573 Central St., 1870s.  
Throughout the 19th century, fences were a common part 
of the landscape. Originally constructed for utilitarian 
purposes, primarily to keep animal out of gardens, in the 
city they became equally important for aesthetic reasons.  
Iron fences were used almost exclusively in urban areas, 
as a railing along stairs or balconies or encircling a small 
front yard.  Just as architectural styles changed, fence 
patterns varied to reflect the period of the house and the 
status of its owner.  Also of note is the cast-iron grillwork 
on the Greek Revival house at 503 Central.
   

     
Central Street
  
    
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