Hawkins-Hartness House

According to tradition, this house was built as a surprise by Dr. William J. Hawkins for his brother and sister-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Alexander B. Hawkins. Mrs. Hawkins had the ninety-two-foot Eastlake verandah added to soften the brick facade. Mrs. Annie Sloan Hartness, wife of James A. Hartness, North Carolina Secretary of State (1929-1931) purchased the house in 1928. Currently, the house serves as the offices of the Lieutenant Governor. Its interior features magnificent hardwood cabinetry by Philadelphia craftsmen.

Date: ca. 1882

Images

Hawkins-Hartness House, 2010 Image courtesy of J. Schwaller, Capital City Camera Club.
Hawkins-Hartness House, 2010 Image courtesy of J. Schwaller, Capital City Camera Club.
Hawkins-Hartness House, 1980 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.

Location

310 North Blount Street

Metadata

RHDC, “Hawkins-Hartness House,” Raleigh Historic, accessed December 8, 2022, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/60.