Vallie Lewis and Archie Henderson House

Vallie Lewis Henderson was a life-long Oakwood resident and champion. She was a major force in fighting 1970s plans for a highway that would have paved over a broad swath of the neighborhood. In addition to her work fighting the roadway plan, as a founder and active member of the Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood, Henderson was active in garden clubs and beautification efforts in her home neighborhood for decades. She and her husband Archie lived in this house for most of the twentieth century, and created and tended the gardens here. The house and its landscape are locally significant for their association with Henderson and her activism for Oakwood’s preservation and work in beautification through gardening. Private Residence

Dates: ca. 1900, ca. 1920, ca. 1953

Images

Vallie Lewis and Archie Henderson House, 2021
Vallie Lewis and Archie Henderson House, 2021 Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club.
Vallie Lewis and Archie Henderson House, 2021
Vallie Lewis and Archie Henderson House, 2021 Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club.
Vallie Lewis and Archie Henderson House, 2021
Vallie Lewis and Archie Henderson House, 2021 Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club.
Vallie Lewis and Archie Henderson House, 2021
Vallie Lewis and Archie Henderson House, 2021 Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club.

Location

530 Oakwood Avenue

Metadata

RHDC, “Vallie Lewis and Archie Henderson House,” Raleigh Historic, accessed June 25, 2024, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/198.