West End Historic District

  • Vicinity: Roughly bounded by W End Blvd., Sixth, Broad, and Fourth Sts, I-40, Sunset Dr, and Peters Creek
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

The West End is one of the most fully-realized and intact examples of a tum of-the-century streetcar suburb in North Carolina, retaining to a remarkable degree the integrity of its primary period of significance, 1887-1930. The late nineteenth-early twentieth century urban neighborhood is defined by its picturesque landscape features--including a system of curvilinear streets, terraced lawns with stone retaining walls and steps, m1d parks--which take full advantage of the dramatic hilly topography of the site, and by its rich and varied collection of architecture reflective of the West End's period of development.

As an entity distinguished from its surroundings, the West End today remains much as Jacob Lott Ludlow designed it in 1890: a picturesque residential neighborhood which emphasizes the natural qualities of its landscape through the use of curving streets and occasional parks. Into this idyllic setting were built some of the finest houses in Winston-Salem between 1887 and 1930, representing the most popular architectural styles of the day, along with a collection of less sophisticated yet well-built and representative examples of the same styles. Other man-made components of the district include numerous outbuildings associated with the houses, four architecturally significant churches, several commercial, buildings and apartment buildings from the West End's primary period of development, and post-1930 structures including a variety of houses, apartments, and commercial buildings along with the YWCA, the YMCA, and an arrowhead-shaped granite memorial marker to Daniel Boone. - NRHP, 9 October 1986



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Ralph Adams Cram Architect
1890/00/00 Jacob Lott Ludlow Engineer Jacob Lott Ludlow designs the West End as a picturesque residential neighborhood.


Col Jacob Lott Ludlow House
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H D Poindexter Houses
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Zevely House
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Particulars for West End Historic District:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Other Description Colonial Revival, Craftsman
Area of Significance Community Planning and Development
Sight Category Historic District
Architectural Style Neoclassical
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Architectural Style Queen Anne
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 4th December 1986

Registry Name: West End Historic District
Registry Address: Roughly bounded by W. End Blvd., Sixth, Broad, and Fourth Sts., I-40, Sunset Dr., and Peters Creek
Registry Number: 86003442
Resource Type: District
Owner: Private, Local
Architect: Cram,Ralph Adams; et al.
Architectural Style: Classical revival, Queen anne, Other
Attribute: Colonial RevivalCraftsman
Area in Acres: 229
Contributing Buildings: 508
Non-Contributing Buildings: 253
Contributing Structures: 7
Non-Contributing Structures: 6
Non-Contributing Objects: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Community Planning and Development, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering, Person
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1887, 1930
Associated People: Ludlow,Jacob Lott
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling

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