1709 NORTH ROXBORO STREET

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1709 NORTH ROXBORO STREET

1709
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1926
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One of the most finely detailed Georgian Revival style houses in the Duke Park neighborhood is this two story brick dwelling built for Laura Duke in 1926 when the style was at the height of its popularity. Characteristic Georgian Revival style features include the five bay, double pile center hall plan; the gable roof dormers with pilasters flanking the arched windows; the denticulated cornice; and the entrance flanked by Doric columns and pilasters. An uncommon feature of the brick veneered house is the gambrel roofline. 

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  • Sat, 03/24/2012 - 2:01pm by gary

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36° 0' 39.96" N, 78° 53' 30.192" W
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1709
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1926
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

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One of the most finely detailed Georgian Revival style houses in the Duke Park neighborhood is this two story brick dwelling built for Laura Duke in 1926 when the style was at the height of its popularity. Characteristic Georgian Revival style features include the five bay, double pile center hall plan; the gable roof dormers with pilasters flanking the arched windows; the denticulated cornice; and the entrance flanked by Doric columns and pilasters. An uncommon feature of the brick veneered house is the gambrel roofline.

Mrs. Duke, a widow of twenty-five years, had the house built for herself and her daughter and son-in-law and their children, the R.H. Johnsons. Mr. Duke had operated a livery on Parrish Street; R.H. Johnson was a tobacco buyer with Liggett and Myers for 43 years. As of 1985, the house was owned by Mrs. Duke's granddaughter.

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