LUTHER ROBERTS KITCHEN

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LUTHER ROBERTS KITCHEN

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Durham
NC
Built in
1875-1900
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  • Sat, 12/17/2011 - 11:12am by gary

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United States
36° 10' 27.8004" N, 78° 51' 20.4336" W
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Durham
NC
Built in
1875-1900
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

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In the late nineteenth century, Luther Roberts constructed a single-pen gable-roofed kitchen house of four-by-four circular-sawn timbers joined by square notches and set over hewn-log sills salvaged from an earlier structure. In keeping with its intended use, the kitchen has a large fireplace with a simple post and lintel mantel and a prominent fieldstone chimney with a corbelled brick stack on the south facade. The original door, a wide, mortised and tenoned, five-panel door is found on the north facade, and a single four-over-four window on the east and south facades. In the early twentieth century, the kitchen may have been a dwelling because door openings were made on the north and west facades to serve a large shed addition and a front porch that have collapsed.

With dilapidated frame tenant houses on the west and north sides, the kitchen encloses a small rectangular courtyard once at the rear of a farmhouse that has been demolished. North of the courtyard a V-notched log barn has been converted for use as a chicken house.

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