410 S. Rowan Avenue – SOLD!
- 1,812 square feet
- Lot Size: 0.166 acres / Zoning: R-6
, Regional Director
Preservation NC, Western Office
This sweet early 20th century cottage is ready for a rehab! The rehab of this hidden gem will garner high ceilings, spacious rooms, wood floors and nice mantels in a walkable and charming small town!
Spencer is a forward-thinking North Carolina Small Town Main Street City that offers the many pleasantries and amenities of a small village atmosphere, yet it is within easy access to I-85 and larger nearby urban centers such as Charlotte (45 minutes), Winston-Salem (45 minutes), Greensboro (one hour), and Lexington (30 minutes). An Amtrak station is just 3 miles away in Salisbury. Nearby attractions include the North Carolina Transportation Museum, Wil-Cox Pedestrian Bridge, and historic downtown Salisbury. Also nearby are several parks, including Dan Nicholas Park and Stanback Forest (also known as Spencer Woods), a 56-acre natural area with walking trails.
Architectural and Historical Information
This one-story 5 room, 3 Bedroom 1 bath, L—plan frame cottage with projecting front gabled bay, pressed metal roof and porch set into ell, was associated with the railroad and was built ca. 1907. It has built-in charm inside including a central hallway, high ceilings, spacious rooms, hardwood floors, and some nice decorative mantels.
The exterior has been covered over by unsympathetic vinyl siding and replacement windows which made it a “non-contributing” structure in the district. While it is currently listed as a non-contributing structure, there is a good possibility that with the removal of the siding and re-installation of appropriate period windows that its designation could be changed to contributing, thus opening up the door for the NC historic rehabilitation tax credits. There is some structural damage in one of the bedrooms due to water damage; the house requires a complete rehabilitation.
The house holds great promise as a wonderful starter home, for a family with small children, or those seeking to downsize to a more manageable lifestyle. The home is priced well below its tax value of $56,614.