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VIDEO: Old Wake Forest House Burns to Ground on N. Main St

At 11:15 PM on March 25, 2015, units from Wake Forest and Rolesville were dispatched for a house fire at intersection of W. Juniper Avenue and N. Main Street. The fire was at 427 North Main Street.

According to public records the house is owned by David White and was purchased in May of 2013.

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You can see a video of the fire that Elise Poage Tabron posted.

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Dan sent in the following videos. Great work capturing the event Dan!

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Gabriel sent in these two amazing photos.

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A reader, Craig, sent in the following photos from the scene.

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This is what the house looked like in July, 2013.

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Here is a photo from January 11, 2012.

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Update March 26, 2015

Megan Baugh sent in these pictures from the next morning.

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Here Are the Day After Pictures I Just Took

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History

The Wake Forest Museum has an excellent piece on the old house. Click here.

10 comments

  1. Sad Shame all the work someone was doing to restore it.

  2. A little background on the house would be nice. 🙂

  3. A little background on the house would be nice. 🙂

  4. Feel so bad for the people that were restoring it! Such a shame that a beautiful historic house is gone.

  5. This is so sad. So much work to give it new life, and now it is all gone. One less piece of our history.

  6. I drive by this house EVERY day…their restoration was looking AWESOME….this is soooooo sad. Wonder what started this fire??

  7. Why would you post such a horrible comment?

  8. Go click the link above and your will find it.

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