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 View of house from barn. Image courtesy of J. Schwaller, Capital City Camera Club.
Oak View, 2011 Image courtesy of D. Cicone, Capital City Camera Club.
Oak View, 1969 Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
Oak View, ca. 1950 Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
Oak View, prior to 1900 Image courtesy of Wake County.

Location

Junction of Poole Road and Raleigh Beltline

Metadata

RHDC, “Oak View,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 5, 2023, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/30.