Raleigh City Council approves loan to move historic home
Posted February 19, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.