1911 Taylor Street

35.98904, -78.877164

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(Below in italics is from the 2004 East Durham National Register listing; not verified for accuracy by this author.)

Ivy Poe House. 1-story hipped-roof bungalow with a hipped dormer window, German siding, 4-over-1 sash windows, and an engaged Craftsman porch. Alterations include the enclosure of one porch bay as a room, and a replacement porch railing. 1925-1940 CDs: Ivy V . Poe owner/occupant (carpenter). 1937 SM. 

Ivey Vann Poe (aka Ivy and I.V.) was one of 17 children of Thomas J. Poe. Ivey and has wife Lottie lived here with their children at least into the 1950s (Ivey passed away in 1959). Prior to this house, Ivey and Lottie lived on Old Angier Ave.  

It seems that carpentry ran in the family. His father Thomas built the Chatham County courthouse in Pittsboro.  His family had been in the Chatham County area from the late 1700s until the late 1800s. At least 3 generations of the family, including some of Ivey and Lottie's sons,  worked for TW Poe and Sons construction company. Prior to that, Thomas, Ivey's father, owned Shipp and Poe, and Harris and Poe, both contractor companies. 

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