Willis Graves, an African American brick mason, built this two-and-a-half-story frame Queen Anne house soon after buying the land in 1884. The square corner turret and front bay window with roof pediment are placed on a basic I-house form. The house, with its wrap-around porch and stained-glass windows in shingled gables, was considered one of the most stylish residences built in the Oberlin community during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Mr. Graves, also a justice of the peace and leader in the Wilson A. M. E. Church, was one of Oberlin's most respected citizens. Private residence.
|802 Oberlin Road|
|Between 1884 and 1891|
Raleigh Historic Landmark
National Register of Historic Places