921 NORTH MANGUM STREET

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921 NORTH MANGUM STREET

921
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1925-1928
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  • Submitted by Adam Dickinson on Friday, November 23, 2012 - 9:21pm

    2012 MLS Photos courtesy of Adam Dickinson of 501 Realty. For more information on the sale of this home contact Adam at 919-452-3751.

  • Submitted by sara on Friday, February 22, 2013 - 8:49am

    The house was definitely built as a duplex, and has a symmetrical floorplan with two staircases up the middle.  The front door leads to a foyer where there was once a door to each unit; the last owners connected the two through the kitchen and at the top of the stairs, so it is now single-family.

    The Preservation Durham plaque on the front dates the house to 1925.

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  • Sat, 12/15/2012 - 12:51pm by gary

Location

36° 0' 18.6804" N, 78° 53' 40.2828" W

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921
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1925-1928
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

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1981

A small frame grocery sat at this corner until the mid 1920s; it was listed as Page and Page Grocery in the 1924 City Directory. Soon thereafter, the grocery was demolished and a two story Colonial Revival home was built.

From the 1985 North Durham-Duke Park NR nomination:

Two story aluminum sided with gambrel roof, pert roof between first and second story. Elaborate gabled/arched stoop over front
door which is surrounded by sidelights and a transom. Rectangular shape of house is broken by a projecting screened side porch.

By the 1990s, the house was a duplex; it's unclear to me whether it was built as such, but it was certainly at least used as a rooming house soon after construction. That a husband and wife lived here along with an unrelated man in 1928 does suggest that it was a duplex.

1928 residents: Thomas J. Royster, sec Durham Leaf Tobacco Co., Inc.; John Umstead, Jr. (Mgr Jefferson Standard Life Ins. Co.) and wife Sallie

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921 N. Mangum, 06.23.08

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November 2012  - for sale.

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Comments

2012 MLS Photos courtesy of Adam Dickinson of 501 Realty. For more information on the sale of this home contact Adam at 919-452-3751.

The house was definitely built as a duplex, and has a symmetrical floorplan with two staircases up the middle.  The front door leads to a foyer where there was once a door to each unit; the last owners connected the two through the kitchen and at the top of the stairs, so it is now single-family.

The Preservation Durham plaque on the front dates the house to 1925.

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