Oak View

Oak View, a late-antebellum family farm of nearly a thousand acres, includes a mid-nineteenth century I-house with Greek Revival details known as the Williams-Wyatt-Poole House. The original two-story pedimented portico with paneled columns and pilasters remains, and sawn balusters line the upper level. The family enlarged and remodeled the house in the Colonial Revival style in 1940-1941. Also on the property are three turn-of-the-century barns, a pre-1940 water tower, and an extensive pecan grove. The County of Wake acquired the house and seventy-two acres in 1984 for use as an office and park. The park offers exhibits and interpretive tours and is also available for receptions.

Date: ca. 1855, ca. 1900, 1940-1941

Images

Oak View, 2010

Oak View, 2010

View of house from barn. Image courtesy of J. Schwaller, Capital City Camera Club. View File Details Page

Oak View, 2011

Oak View, 2011

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

Oak View, 1969

Oak View, 1969

Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives. View File Details Page

Oak View, ca. 1950

Oak View, ca. 1950

Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives. View File Details Page

Oak View, prior to 1900

Oak View, prior to 1900

Image courtesy of Wake County. View File Details Page

Street Address:

Junction of Poole Road and Raleigh Beltline [map]

Cite this Page:

RHDC, “Oak View,” Raleigh Historic, accessed June 29, 2017, http://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/30.

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