Preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future.
William Murtagh, first keeper of the National Register of Historic Place
Frank L. Matthews House, 823 W. 5th Street, Winston Salem: Built in 1908 the Matthews House is a two-story Colonial Revival structure, currently being used as commercial office space. The original portion of the building has two bay windows. The interior of the space features carpet, hardwood floors, plaster walls, many original doors, and original prism glass door lights and transom at the front door. There are ornate fireplaces and mantels in the house as well as a beautiful stained glass window at the stair landing. There are several offices on both the first and second floors of the original house, and one full bath on the second floor. The first floor addition on the west end of the house contains a main lobby area with some office areas in the rear, breakroom and two half-baths. In the addition, floors are carpet and ceilings are acoustical tile. The rear addition contains three rooms and two half baths that are directly accessible from the original house. The finished basement is beneath the addition only, and it has carpeted floors, acoustical tile ceilings, and two-half baths. Total square footage including all additions is 8553 square feet.
The Mathews House is for sale for $1 until 3/31/20.
J.J. Easley House, 851-855 W. 5th Street, Winston Salem: Built between 1902 and 1903 by J.J. Easley, a local oil dealer. The Easley house is a simple late Victorian two-story structure with clipped gables, and a detailed front bay window. The first-floor features hardwood floors, plaster walls, and some plaster ceilings and some acoustical tile ceilings. The second floor contains two full bathrooms and five bedrooms along with a large laundry/common area. The basement was previously used as an office space and contains a raised floor, furred out gypsum wall board walls, and one half bath. The house has approximately 3800 square feet. The house is for sale for $1 until 2/14/20.
Though the deadline has passed, you may still express your interest in this property by emailing George Edwards of Preservation Forsyth at email@example.com.