Sunnyside (Wendell, North Carolina)

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Sunnyside
Sunnyside (Wendell, North Carolina).jpg
Sunnyside viewed from the northeast
Sunnyside (Wendell, North Carolina) is located in North Carolina
Sunnyside (Wendell, North Carolina)
Sunnyside (Wendell, North Carolina) is located in the US
Sunnyside (Wendell, North Carolina)
Location 210 S. Selma Rd., Wendell, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°46′39″N 78°21′46″W / 35.77750°N 78.36278°W / 35.77750; -78.36278Coordinates: 35°46′39″N 78°21′46″W / 35.77750°N 78.36278°W / 35.77750; -78.36278
Area 1.1 acres (0.45 ha)
Built 1918
Architectural style Bungalow/Craftsman
MPS Wake County MPS
NRHP Reference # 01001113[1]
Added to NRHP October 15, 2001

Sunnyside, also known as the R.B. Whitley House, is a historic home located in Wendell, North Carolina, a town in eastern Wake County. The Craftsman house was built in 1918 by R. B. Whitley, a prominent Wendell businessman who founded the Bank of Wendell in 1907.

The brick home features car shelters on the front and side, a modern detail during the 1910s. In addition to the home, a wash house, smokehouse, garage, and four entrance pillars are located on the property. According to family tradition, Sunnyside was used as a hospital during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918.[2]

Sunnyside was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in October 2001.[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ John W. Narron and J. Daniel Pezzoni (March 2001). "Sunnyside" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-05-01. 
  3. ^ "Wake County Landmarks". Capital Area Preservation, Inc. Retrieved 2008-05-07.