Josephus Daniels House

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Josephus Daniels House
Josephus Daniels House is located in North Carolina
Josephus Daniels House
Location 1520 Caswell St., Raleigh, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°47′56.65″N 78°38′50.43″W / 35.7990694°N 78.6473417°W / 35.7990694; -78.6473417Coordinates: 35°47′56.65″N 78°38′50.43″W / 35.7990694°N 78.6473417°W / 35.7990694; -78.6473417
Area 3 acres (12,000 m2)[1]
Built 1920
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76001342
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 8, 1976[2]
Designated NHL December 8, 1976[3]

Josephus Daniels House, also known as Wakestone or Masonic Temple of Raleigh, was the home of Josephus Daniels, who was Secretary of the Navy under President Woodrow Wilson. In 1950, after Daniels' death, the property was purchased by the local Freemasons, who converted it into a meeting hall.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b Mary Jane Gregory, Ralph Christian, and George R. Adams (January 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Josephus Daniels House; Wakestone / Masonic Temple of Raleigh" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying two photos, exterior, from 1975 PDF (32 KB)
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Josephus Daniels House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-23.