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Property Name Merriman-Wynne House
Reference Number 14000523
State North Carolina
County Wake
Town Raleigh
Street Address 500 North Blount Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 8/25/2014
Areas of Significance Architecture
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The Merriman-Wynne House is locally significant under Criterion Cas an excellent, intact example of the Italianate residential style with very fine Eastlake detailing, particularly at the porch. It is one of the city's very best examples of both the Italianate style and of Eastlake decoration. The significant dates are ca. 1875, reflecting the initial construction by the Merrimons, and ca. 1910, the approximate date that the Wynnes added stylistically complementary bay windows at the front and south elevations. The property was previously listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 when it stood at 526 North Wilmington Street, its original location. Because the house derives significance from its architectural design and it has been moved to a compatible residential location, it meets Criteria Consideration B for moved properties.

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