930 WEST MARKHAM AVE.

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930 WEST MARKHAM AVE.

930
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1920-1940
/ Demolished in
2008
Architectural style: 
,
Construction type: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
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  • Sat, 12/10/2011 - 1:16pm by gary

Location

United States
36° 0' 36.3276" N, 78° 54' 28.908" W
US

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930
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1920-1940
/ Demolished in
2008
Architectural style: 
,
Construction type: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

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03.16.08

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03.16.08

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This house was demolished and replaced with a contemporary modern structure.

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12.07.11

It's fine - out of context, I'd say it's a pleasant-enough contemporary modern structure, and fairly 'of-its-time,' with architects' current go-to motif—the plethora of jaunty roof angles. But I'm being unfair - I'd like the structure if it had been built on some infill vacant lot somewhere.

But it's just crappy and tool-ish to tear down a perfectly good house to build this and feature it on "Green Home" tours - which they have. Moreover, why buy an existing house on a busy corner, tear it down to build a new house, and then hide behind a bunch of walls and giant hedges? If this spot was so unbelievably important, why work so hard to block out your surroundings? 

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