Saturday was the "Porches of Old Wilson Art Stroll".
A little a bit of history, a little bit of art.
We had a nice lunch downtown and then walked over to Green Street.
This charming house below was not on the tour but I love the purple porch, don't you?
Cottages along the way.
This is the Joseph J. Best House, below, (former Catholic rectory) on Bragg Street, built between 1920 and 1922. It has a pressed tin hipped roof with front and side gable dormers. A beautiful front door and a wrap-around porch.
The Wilson artists displayed their work on all the porches.
Below is the Will Gardner House also on Bragg Street. This wood shingled home was constructed as a one-story house before 1913 and was raised to two stories circa 1925. Tuscan columns support the front porch which features a central entrance surrounded by a transom and sidelights.
The JC Brown House on Gray Street (below) is a prairie style bungalow circa 1910.
One of only a few entirely stuccoed bungalows in Wilson is the Dr. Oscar Hooks House on Whitehead Avenue. Circa 1915. A beautiful wrap-around porch where French doors open onto an uncovered terrace.
Artwork by some of the Wilson artists.
These are only a few of the homes that were on the tour.
It was a beautiful day for a stroll in downtown Wilson and we hope to do it again next year.
We then walked home, where we enjoyed a nice cold glass of iced tea on our porch.