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Raleigh City Council approves loan to move historic home

Posted February 19, 2013

— A historic Raleigh house will be getting a new home.

The Raleigh City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a $100,000 loan for the relocation of the Crabtree Jones House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Federal-style plantation home was built in 1795 by early Wake County settler Nathaniel Jones.

City officials said the money will be used to purchase a lot at 3108 Hillmer Drive, where the house will be moved from its current location at nearby 3105 Wake Forest Road. The lot is part of the original Jones plantation property and near the Jones family cemetery.

The Raleigh Historic Development Commission requested the loan from the city’s Preservation Revolving Loan Fund. The commission will loan the funds to the nonprofit Preservation North Carolina to purchase the lot.

The loan will be repaid in three years or when the Crabtree Jones House is sold by Preservation North Carolina for rehabilitation, officials said.


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  • whatelseisnew Feb 20, 2013

    Well at least they are LENDING the money and it is good to see that it will be paid back so quickly. Preserving some history is a good purpose especially when the taxpayer is not being gouged to do it.

  • Bill of Rights Feb 20, 2013

    Beautiful old home! Glad it's being preserved.

  • banker27520 Feb 19, 2013

    " Love to see them move it tho "

    You won't be able to, they are just pulling it back through the woods to the other property site. That way it won't tie up street traffic and need utility line removals, etc.

  • banker27520 Feb 19, 2013

    3105 is a typo by WRAL... actual address is 3015 Wake Forest Rd.

  • CAVELADY2 Feb 19, 2013

    It says "near by 3105 wake forest rd" . Maybe it has been unoccupied for so long it doesn't have a address? Love to see them move it tho :)

  • banker27520 Feb 19, 2013

    Great looking Federal style house! Good job by Preservation North Carolina to work and find a solution for saving the house. Else would have just been destroyed to make room for that apartment complex. Now it will just be moved several hundred feet closer to the Jones Family graveyard, so keeping it close by should preserve the historical integrity of the structure and surroundings.

  • thayerguy Feb 19, 2013

    more info about the house and the move


  • thayerguy Feb 19, 2013

    The historic house is located across from Trader Joe's on Wake Forest Rd. There's a driveway that goes into the woods. It's located there. The road that goes by those hotels kind of parallels it. The property tax record has a good picture of the house. Great historic house, good move for the city to save this treasure from development.

  • rlwieland Feb 19, 2013

    There is no 3105 Wake Forest Rd On Wake County tax records. Would be nice to see what we're getting ready to apend $100k of our tax money on.