John T. and Mary Turner House

The Turner House is an intact Neoclassical I-house in the African American community of Oberlin. The house was expanded by John T. Turner, Oberlin's major landowner, around 1900 from a three-room one-story house. While the I-house type is more often seen on agricultural landscapes, Oberlin was more rural in the late nineteenth century than it appears today. Turner, in fact, is listed as a farmer in Oberlin in the 1880 census. Private residence.

Date: ca. 1900

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John T. and Mary Turner House, 1980s

John T. and Mary Turner House, 1980s

Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission. View File Details Page

John T. and Mary Turner House, 2007

John T. and Mary Turner House, 2007

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John T. and Mary Turner House, 2007

John T. and Mary Turner House, 2007

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John T. and Mary Turner House, 2013

John T. and Mary Turner House, 2013

Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club. View File Details Page

Street Address:

1002 Oberlin Road [map]

Cite this Page:

RHDC, “John T. and Mary Turner House,” Raleigh Historic, accessed June 23, 2017, http://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/134.
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