J. J. Baker House

  • 314 S. William Street
    USA Goldsboro , NC 27530
    Wayne County
  • $115000
  • 4,464 square feet
  • Lot Size: 0.617 acres / Zoning: Residential/CBD

Nancy Connolly , Broker
Coldwell Banker Howard Perry & Walston
919-778-8001, connollyn@hpw.com

Spacious historic Greek Revival home with Colonial Revival details with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, plenty of living space and also a partial basement. Beautiful new full length front porch, original bay windows, 8 fireplaces, original wide plank hardwood floors, double hung windows and many other original features. Double lot that is approx 1 acre, also has a small outbuilding that can be used as a workshop or potting shed.

Built in 1853 for J.J. Baker, owner of Goldsboro’s first metal foundry. Local stories recall that the Baker children sat on the front wall and watched Union soldiers march into Goldsboro shortly before their home was commandeered as the headquarters for General Gordon of Sherman’s Army in 1865.

Home has some major exterior renovations completed:

  • restored foundation
  • standing seam metal roof
  • front porch added to mimic original size and style
  • exterior painted
  • subfloors added in kitchen and bath
  • several other major projects

Interior renovations are still needed prior to move in, including kitchen, bathrooms, and all major mechanicals (electrical, plumbing, heating/AC).  Exterior work still needed includes repairing the windows and replacing several broken panes, and addressing carpentry issues, at minimum.

This home is located in downtown Goldsboro, and is part of the revitalization of downtown. Please visit http://dgdc.org/master_plan.apsx for full details on Goldsboro’s Master Plan of the Greater Downtown Goldsboro area. This home is close to many quaint shops and restaurants in the downtown area. This is a great opportunity to get a beautiful historic home at an affordable price – whether this be for a family home or investment, prices will be going up in this neighborhood as many other families and Preservation North Carolina are actively involved in restoring this great town!

The historic J.J. Baker House is under protective covenants held by Preservation North Carolina. Please contact Dawn Williams at dwilliams@presnc.org or 919-832-3652 x221 to request a copy of these covenants.

Interior photos below were taken prior to the start of rehabilitation work.