North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Cottage

In 1886, this two-story frame farmhouse stood on ten acres well beyond the city limits. The Agricultural Experiment Station conducted research on tobacco, cotton, rice, and pea crops as well as on fertilizer, soil properties, insect control, and poultry science. City limits eventually expanded west to include the station; after 1926, suburban development surrounded the farmhouse. While the house is closely flanked by subdivision houses, it stands out distinctly in the streetscape with its deeper setback and eclectic Victorian architectural design featuring elements of the Gothic Revival, Italianate, and Queen Anne styles.

Date: 1886, 1926

Images

North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Cottage, 2009
North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Cottage, 2009 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Cottage, date unknown
North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Cottage, date unknown Image courtesy of North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Cottage.
North Carolina Agriculture Experiment Station Cottage, 1921
North Carolina Agriculture Experiment Station Cottage, 1921 Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Cottage, 1921
North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Cottage, 1921 Image courtesy of Agricultural Extension and Research services. First Building at North Carolina State Laboratory at Experiment Station, 1921. Agricultural Extension and Research services (UA023.007). Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries. July 30, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/ua023_007-007-bx0026-004-033. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials.

Location

2714 Vanderbilt Avenue

Metadata

RHDC, “North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Cottage,” Raleigh Historic, accessed June 25, 2024, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/50.