918 N. MANGUM ST.

918NMangum_1981.jpg

918 N. MANGUM ST.

918
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1920
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
,
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

Comments

No comments yet.

Add new comment

In tours

  • This building does not appear in any tours yet.

Last updated

  • Sat, 12/15/2012 - 12:12pm by gary

Location

United States
36° 0' 17.8632" N, 78° 53' 38.3892" W
US

Comments

918
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1920
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
,
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

918NMangum_1981.jpg

1981

(Below in italics is from the 1984 National Register listing; not verified for accuracy by this author.)

Oren Belvin had this two story brick house constructed around 1920. Belvin operated Cheek and Belvin Brickyard, an outgrowth of the Calvin O'Briant Brickyard established in the second half of the 19th century. According to the present owner of the house, the walls are 14 inches thick with tiles between layers of tapestry brick. Belvin's daughter reports that the rear yard originally con- tained gardens and stables. After Mr. Belvin died in the late 1940s, the house was sold to Dr. E.H. Gowling, M.D. He and his wife
divided it into four apartments and renamed it Kenloe Manor; this name can still be seen in a decorative concrete panel embedded in the front yard. In recent years, the house has reverted to a single family dwelling. The house features a low hip roof with unusual centrally located Palladian dormer. Flat roofed porch supported by distinctive fluted round columns on small brick piers. Dentil course around cornice.

Add new comment