The above house, located at 2412 Oak Ridge Road, just down the road from Oak Ridge Military Academy (ORMA) was built for a local family in 1898. In 1937, it was purchased by the Whitaker family. Colonel Whitaker was a teacher and administrator at ORMA for over fifty years. According to the historic marker in front of the house, the architecture is known as National Folk I-house style. It has an entry pediment and two exterior chimneys.
As you may surmise from our posts this week, we spent a lot of time on location taking photos in Oak Ridge. The community has done a tremendous job of installing signage and historic markers. With that much attention to detail and reverence for history, Oak Ridge makes it easy to showcase its beauty and history. We encourage every community to do the same- in Guilford County and beyond.
Now that it stays daylight later, perhaps you can head out to Oak Ridge and explore for yourself. You may even find a leprauchaun and a four leaf clover today. Happy Saint Patrick's Day.