Mrs. Mary L. Wilson

Known Name(s)

Mrs. Mary L. Wilson


401 Holbrook Danville, VA

Establishment Type(s)

Tourist Home

Physical Status



From the Holbrook Ross Street Historic District National Register nomination: This 2-story frame dwelling has a 3-bay, stepped facade with intersecting gable roof. The cornice is boxed with roundbull's-eye" elements at the comers of the gable ends. The door is wood, single-leaf is 112 light and 112 panel with a 3-light rectangular transom. The 3-bay porch has a low-hipped metal roof with a central gable supported by square battered wood columns on brick piers with a turned balustrade. This ca. 1900 frame dwelling is a typical example of the intersecting gable form common to the area. Photo depicts site today. 

Detailed History

This ca 1900 frame dwelling is/was listed as a contributing structure in the Holbrook Ross Street National Register Historic District, which refers to this address as the Terry House. Unfortunately, this address does not exist in the Danville property tax records. The 1950 census lists head of household Ted R. Wilson, 47 and born in Virginia, at 401 Holbrook. He is the proprietor of a barber shop. His wife Mary L., 32, was born in North Carolina. Four lodgers, all born in Virginia and all employed, also live in the household. All household members are listed as "negro." 

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