Filed Under African American

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

Images

John T. and Mary Turner House, 1980s Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
John T. and Mary Turner House, 2007 Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
John T. and Mary Turner House, 2007 Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
John T. and Mary Turner House, 2013 Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club.

Location

1002 Oberlin Road

Metadata

RHDC, “John T. and Mary Turner House,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 5, 2023, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/134.