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