Historic House Listings

Save from demolition! Needs to be moved. House and store. $10,000

July 8, 2019

The Savage-Evans house was built in 1910. This listing also includes the Howell Store. The home was once used as a boarding house for local teachers. (teacherage) The house was updated in the 1940’s. There are original hardwood floors, trim and mantels. The store was thought to be built in the 1920’s. The store retains its original shelving and hardwood floors. One side sold hardware and the other side sold groceries. The house has been vacant since 2012. Both of these structures need to be moved to save them from demolition. They are located in Tyner, North Carolina. The asking price is $10,000. They can be sold separately.

From the Preservation North Carolina listing:


STRUCTURES ONLY! The Savage-Evans House and Hollowell Store are available for restoration but must be moved. The two-story vernacular Victorian-style Savage-Evans House was built in 1910. It was purchased by Thomas Evans and his wife Mary Byrum Hollowell Evans, who also operated a boarding house for local teachers out of the home. Updates to the house were completed in the 1940’s. The house retains its original mantels, hardwood floors, and moldings. A central hall stair leads to two bedrooms upstairs. The house is 1,884 square feet.

The old Hollowell Store is thought to have been built during the 1920’s. The store was a combination hardware/general store, with basic hardware items sold on one side, and groceries/dry goods sold on the other. During the 1940’s, it was operated by Thomas Lindsay Evans and his youngest son Melvin. The store retains its shelving, hardwood floors and flush sheathed walls.

Shortly after Thomas Evans death in 1952, their son Melvin Hollowell Evans and his wife Laura Skinner Evans moved into the house to assist his mother Mary with running the store and farm. Melvin and Laura Evans’s four children—Melvin Jr., Kitty, Charlene and Eric—were raised in the house and lived there until adulthood. Melvin and Laura became the owners in 1983 living there with Mary until she passed in 1994. Melvin died in 2002 and Laura left the home in about 2012, the house having been vacant since.

Once relocated to their new sites with new foundations installed, the properties will require a complete rehabilitation including all new systems—electrical, plumbing, and HVAC—roof repair/replacement, carpentry and cosmetic repairs, along with updates to kitchen and baths.


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