WILLIAMS HOUSE

The Williams House project includes the relocation and restoration of the historic Williams House, with its streamline moderne architecture, and a new three story addition, with contemporary styling.  The Williams House project will feature ~ 6,900 SF of office and retail space, and will be located on East Chatham Street across from Mid-Town Square in downtown Cary, NC.  With a focus on preserving downtown Cary's historic architecture, the Williams House will bring new options for retail and office tenants in the heart of downtown.

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Williams House History

The Williams House was originally located at 318 East Chatham Street at the corner of Chatham Street and Urban Drive. It was constructed circa 1938 by the Rickman Brick Company of Lillington, NC. No details are known about who influenced the design style for the home, but connections exist to the WPTF radio station located further east at 833 East Chatham Street. The WPTF structure was built at a similar time and is the only other known example of streamline moderne architecture in the Town of Cary. In addition to its architecture, the building is unique in that, aside from the steel roof beams, the structure is entirely constructed from brick and terracotta.

In addition to its unique architectural style, the original owners of the Williams House had a colorful history of their own. Felton and “Peggy” Williams (nee Fussel) purchased the house in 1939, while they were both employed at the WPTF radio station. It was 8 years prior, after meeting at WPTF, that they said their “I Do’s” live on the air. It was reported at the time that they were the first couple in the south-east to do so.

Williams - Fussel Marriage (c.1931)

Williams - Fussel Marriage (c.1931)