Welcome to the Henry Hall Wilson House
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The Henry Hall Wilson House was built in 1926-1927
by Charlotte architect Louis D. Sutherland for John C. Sikes, an attorney in Monroe, NC.
Sikes mansion was the setting for many gala social occasions in the late twenties and early thirties. Extensive use
was made of the third floor ballroom and the outdoor gardens for entertaining.
WWII, Mrs. Sikes rented rooms to army soldiers from nearby Camp Sutton, which is now the site of Carolinas Medical Center
Union. The house was sold in 1973 to the great-nephew of John Sikes; Mr. Henry Hall Wilson.
Henry Hall Wilson was born in Monroe, NC and attended Duke University where he received his A.B. degree in
1942. His university studies were interrupted by wartime service in the U.S. Army, which he left as a first lieutenant
in 1946. Following the war, he returned to Duke University, where he received his L.L.B. in 1948. He then returned
to Monroe and set up his law practice, which he maintained until 1961. During this time hew was very active in Democratic
politics. He served three terms in the NC legislature from 1953 to 1959. In 1956 he became acquainted with John
F. Kennedy. Four years later, after being influential in John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign, the newly elected
president asked Wilson to join his staff as the liaison between the White House and the House of Representatives in 1961.
After Kennedy's death, Wilson continued in the White House staff capacity for President Johnson until 1967.
The current owners, Col. Donnie B. Jordan (USMC Retired) and his wife Betty A. Jordan, continue on
with the history of the house, by making new memories and booking the house for weddings, anniversaries, and political events.