Watts and Anne Ivey Norton House

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Watts and Anne Ivey Norton House

3812
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Durham
NC
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3812 Dover Road, 1928, ca. 1967, Contributing Building

George Watts Carr (original house) and Kenneth Scott (rear addition), architects

Two-story side-gabled Tudor Revival with brick exterior,

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  • Submitted by adawccpi on Friday, May 31, 2013 - 10:11am

    Norton House ca. 1928 right, Paul Gross House left.

     

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35° 56' 41.6796" N, 78° 57' 8.136" W
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3812
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 

3812 Dover Road, 1928, ca. 1967, Contributing Building

George Watts Carr (original house) and Kenneth Scott (rear addition), architects

Two-story side-gabled Tudor Revival with brick exterior, 6/6 sash, two intersecting front-gabled bays

at facade, recessed front entry with stone surround at doorway, chimneys at facade and north side

elevation, and side-gabled porch at south side elevation with stucco and faux half-timbering in gable

end. A substantial, architect-designed addition connected at rear with two-story hyphen includes a twostory

pyramidal roof structure with sliding doors at first story and casement windows at second story,

vertical wood siding, side deck, and attached rear-loading garage; the owner recalls that Durham

architect Kenneth Scott designed the addition around 1967. Neighborhood oral history calls this the

Norton House; city directories show that Watts and Anne Ivey Norton moved to Hope Valley from W.

Trinity Avenue between 1927 and 1928. L. Watts Norton was a district manager at Northwestern

Mutual Life Insurance Company. George Watts Carr designed the house in 1928 for the Nortons,

according to research notes from Claudia Roberts Brown’s research from the early 1980s.

Greenhouse

3812 Dover Road, ca. 1980, Noncontributing Building

Glass-walled and –roofed structure on high brick foundation stands roughly southeast of the house.

Pump House

3812 Dover Road, ca. 1970, Noncontributing Building

Gable-roofed brick shed with perforated walls near the roofline and weatherboard sheathing in gable

end. The owner recalls that the pump house once served a swimming pool that has been removed from

the property.

Shed

3818 Dover Road, ca. 1980, Noncontributing Building

Gable-roofed shed stands immediately east of greenhouse.

 

Art Studio

3812 Dover Road, 2000, Noncontributing Building

Frank Harmon, architect

Gable-roofed open-plan building with built-up wood framing, concrete-block foundation, galvanized

metal walls, corrugated metal roofing, roof monitor, and overhead crane rail for lifting and moving

sculpture and raw materials. The building won an Honor Award from the South Atlantic Region of the

American Institute of Architects in 2003.

 

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Norton House ca. 1928 right, Paul Gross House left.

 

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