1999 Preservation Durham Home Tour: Watts-Hillandale

1999 Preservation Durham Home Tour: Watts-Hillandale


Watts Hospital-Hillandale is a treasure trove of early twentieth-century American residential architecture. Just as the revolution in transportation, the streetcar, made Watts-Hospital-Hillandale possible, modern conveniences such as central heating, electric appliances, and indoor plumbing had a dramatic impact on home design.

The new architecture rejected the highly decorative and complicated Victorian styles of the nineteenth century. Instead, emphasis was placed on clean lines and simple massing. Structural elements such as piers and brackets were appreciated for their functional virtue.

Purely American styles such as the Craftsman bungalow developed by Charles and Henry Greene of California and the Prairie Style promoted by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright vied with eclectic Spanish Mission, English Cottage, and Tudor Revival styles for the public's attention. Also, patriotic fervor brought on by the First World War stimulated interest in American Colonial Revival styles. 

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2423 WEST CLUB BOULEVARD - LYON HOUSE

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Durham
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  • Fri, 11/18/2011 - 8:57pm by gary

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36° 1' 2.7372" N, 78° 56' 2.4864" W
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2423
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Wm. C. Lyon House. William C. Lyon, owner of Lyon Hardware and Building Co. at 213 East Chapel Hill St., had this house built and lived here until the early 1960s. Ralph Cooke, his partner, lived here until 1998.

Imposing 2 1/2 story blond brick Neoclassical Revival/Prairie style house with a hip roof with hip dormers, end chimneys, 9-over-1 paired sash. windows, and a French front door with transom and sidelights. A striking entrance porch has brick posts with arched bays set on stone piers, and a roof-top balcony. Terraces extend to either side.

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2418 WEST CLUB BLVD.

2418
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Durham
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  • Sat, 11/26/2011 - 8:23am by gary

Location

United States
36° 1' 4.6416" N, 78° 56' 1.0644" W
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2418
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Durham
NC
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1915
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D. T. Sasser House.

Large ornate Foursquare with hip roof, interior chimneys, deep eaves with curvilinear brackets, and a hipped front dormer. The front cross- gable has a lunette. Other finish includes plain siding, replacement front door with original transom, 2-over-1 sash windows, and a 1-story wraparound porch with massive paneled posts, original railing, and a dentil cornice.

Daniel T. Sasser, with the Royall & Borden furniture co., had the house built. (1925 CD) A rear addition was added in the 1990s.

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2416 WEST CLUB BLVD.

2416
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Durham
NC
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1920-1924
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  • Sat, 11/26/2011 - 8:18am by gary

Location

United States
36° 1' 4.6092" N, 78° 56' 0.3012" W
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2416
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Durham
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Burell-Height House.

Bungalow with a side clipped gable roof, deep eaves with large brackets and a front clipped cross-gable with louvered vent. The exterior has plain siding and paired 9-over-1 sash windows. An eyebrow vent rests over the entrance, which has an original glazed and paneled door. The engaged porch has battered posts and original railing. The original side porch is screened.

1925 CD: Ray Burell occupant.

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2410 WEST CLUB BLVD.

2410
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Durham
NC
Built in
1923
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Location

United States
36° 1' 4.4616" N, 78° 55' 58.44" W
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2410
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Durham
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2321 WEST CLUB BLVD.

2321
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Durham
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  • Fri, 11/25/2011 - 2:22pm by gary

Location

United States
36° 1' 2.568" N, 78° 55' 54.282" W
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2321
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Durham
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Hixon-Barton House.

Side-gabled bungalow with a front gabled dormer, 12-over- 1 and 15-over-1 sash windows, a French front door with 5-pane transom, and plain siding. The wraparound porch has brick piers with boxed posts.

F. A. Hixon, manager of Woolworth's Dime Store, had the house built. Henry Barton (owner of Barton Electric Co.) and his family bought it in 1937 and lived here many years.

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2300 WEST CLUB BLVD.

2300
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Durham
NC
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1921
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  • Fri, 11/25/2011 - 8:58am by gary

Location

United States
36° 1' 4.2276" N, 78° 55' 47.964" W
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2300
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Durham
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1921
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E. C. Dameron House.

Substantial bungalow with a side gable roof, central chimney, wood shake exterior walls, and 4-over-1 windows in pairs and triples. The replacement door has a 4-pane transom. The gabled porch has stucco piers and tripled boxed posts, arched impost blocks, a peaked lintel, and deep eaves with brackets and exposed rafter tails. The rear addition has a sunroom and attached garage.

W. E. Alley bought the lot in 1921 and built the house soon afterward. 1925 CD: W. E. Alley occupant. The E. C. Dameron family occupied the house from the 1930s until the 1970s. Dameron worked for Duke Power Co.

I saw this house on a home tour years ago (early 2000s) and have never been able to get the long skinny, stone, single-lane in-ground pool in the backyard out of my mind. Very cool. 

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2219 WEST CLUB BLVD.

2219
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Durham
NC
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1925-1929
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  • Fri, 11/25/2011 - 7:52am by gary

Location

United States
36° 1' 2.1576" N, 78° 55' 45.4224" W
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Durham
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Samuel R. Greene House.

1 1/2-story, side-gable bungalow with an end chimney, front gable dormer, exposed eave brackets, wood shake siding, and a front gable wing. It has 5-over-1 Craftsman sash windows, a Craftsman front door, and a side bay window. The wraparound gabled porch has brick posts and open brickwork railing.

Durham Lumber Co. supt. Samuel R. Greene had this built. Adopted from a 1917 Aladdin house plan, "The Plaza."

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2120 SPRUNT AVE.

2120
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Durham
NC
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1949
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  • Sun, 12/04/2011 - 11:54pm by gary

Location

United States
36° 1' 18.3972" N, 78° 55' 36.462" W
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2120
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Durham
NC
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Per Triangle Modernist Houses:

Addition in 1957, plus a carport.  Sold in 2000 to Harvey S. and Olivera Finn.  Sold in 2009 to current owner Deborah Chay, who removed the carport and completely renovated the addition. Video on the renovation

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2001 WEST CLUB BLVD.

2001
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Durham
NC
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1921
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  • Tue, 11/08/2011 - 6:36pm by gary

Location

United States
36° 1' 1.3224" N, 78° 55' 20.4924" W
US

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2001
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Durham
NC
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1921
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Joseph J. Woods House. Transitional Queen Anne-Craftsman style house with a hip roof, plain siding and wood shakes on the walls, interior chimneys, and a 2- story rear addition. The wraparound hip 1-story porch has Craftsman posts and plain railings. The 4-over-1 Craftsman sash windows have Queen Anne details. The original glazed and paneled front door has sidelights. Joseph H. Woods, a yard foreman at Erwin Cotton Mills, purchased the lot in 1921 and built the house soon afterward. 1925 CD: Joseph J. Woods occupant.

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The tour briefly overviews renovation in Walltown, notably 1205-1215 Berkley Street, and1117 Lancaster Street