S. Carter Williams House
- 3,464 square feet
- Lot Size: 1 acres / Zoning: Residential
Preservation NC, Western Office
Architectural and Historical Information
Two story, three bay “square house” with broad front porch and hip roof-symmetrically composed front elevation, with one story full façade porch with a gable covering an arch, the arch announces the center front door which is framed by narrow sidelights and a three part transom. Double hung sash windows with Queen Ann style upper sash flank the entrance behind the hip roof of the porch. A small hip roofed kitchen ell extends to the rear of the house where it abuts a porch. The building is sheathed in weatherboards.
The house was built for Samuel Carter Williams (1878-1945), and his wife , Grace (Redman) Williams (1885-1961). Williams was a well-known local attorney and former mayor. In 1901 he was ordained a Methodist minister, but subsequently studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1904. Two years later he established his practice in Yadkinville. He and his wife occupied the house until they died; it then passed onto son Thomas Lee Williams. S. Carter Williams and his sons, Joseph Redmond and Lafayette, all served in the state legislature. The elder Williams is credited with the enabling legislation for the first bridge between Yadkinville and Winston Salem across the Yadkin River.
Yadkinville is centrally located in the heart of the Yadkin Valley wine country along the Yadkin County Quilt Trail (www.visityadkin.com) and has a very active Arts Council with YARD (Yadkin Artists Residing Downtown). The S. Carter Williams House is close to downtown, post office, churches, Yadkin County Public Library and the Willingham Theatre — located in the brand new Yadkin Cultural Arts Center. The 193- seat state of the art performance theatre offers movies and live performances throughout the year (www.yadkinarts.org). Yadkinville conveniently located 30 minutes from Winston-Salem and 1 hour from Charlotte.
Owner financing may be available.