1912 CECIL ST. – ALEXANDER W. & MARY MCLEAN HOUSE

1912 CECIL ST. – ALEXANDER W. & MARY MCLEAN HOUSE

1912
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1947-1950
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1912
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1947-1950
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

(January 2018, Photo by Cheri Szcodronski, hmwPreservation)
 

From the National Register Historic District description:

One of several examples of the Craftsman style in the district, this one-story, front-gabled bungalow is three bays wide and triple-pile. It has German-profile weatherboards, six-over-six wood-sash windows, exposed rafter tails, and purlins and triangular louvered vents in the gables. The left (southeast) bay of the façade projects slightly under a gabled roof. A taller, side-gabled roof extends over the right two bays of the house with an exterior brick chimney in the right (north) gable. A two-light-over-four-panel door on the façade is sheltered by a partially inset, two-bay-wide porch supported by tapered wood posts on brick piers. An inset porch at the right rear (southwest) is enclosed with screens over a weatherboard-covered knee wall. County tax records date the house to 1947 and the earliest known occupants are Alexander W. McLean, a laborer at City Sanitation Department and owner of a taxicab company, and his wife Mary McLean, in 1950.

 

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