498. W.H. Sharp House (FY 1914)
114 Piedmont Avenue
Contributing, ca. 1917
This stately two-story frame house is a simple expression of the Colonial Revival style. The nearly square house is characterized by a truncated pyramidal roof, a hip-roofed dormer, nine-over-one sash windows with louvered wood shutters, a glass and wood paneled entrance with leaded glass sidelights and transom1 and a hip-roofed front porch with Tuscan columns and a plain balustrade.
Local tradition claims that the house may have been built by Madame Hancock, a prominent local dressmaker, and that later it was the parsonage for Brown Memorial Baptist Church and then the Speas family residence. However, Sanborn Maps show that the house was built between 1912 and 1917, and the first city directory listing for the house was in 1918, when it was the residence of Milton W. and Charlotte Scott. The first tax listing was in 1926 with w. H. and Nettie E. Sharp. He was secretary of Planter’s Warehouse. The house remains in the ownership and occupancy of Sharp family heirs. (I-Lillian Lumley, Sl1, CD, TR)
Garage, Contributing: Behind the house is a two-car frame garage with weatherboard siding and a gable roof which appears to pre-date 1930.