907 Shepherd St.

35.992115, -78.912915

Year built
Architectural style
Construction type
Local historic district
National Register
Building Type
Can you help?
You don't need to know everything, but do you know the architect?
Log in or register and you can edit this.

(Below in italics is from the 1984 National Register listing; not verified for accuracy by this author.)

Charming one-and-half-story frame bungalow that appears to be a "builder's house." The engaged gable- front porch with heavy carved brackets in the eaves and a lattice-paned gable window with a decorative sawn surround and bracketed hood dominates the design. Samuel Hobgood, who lived next door in the Kuker-Hobgood House at 710 Morehead Ave., built this house for his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cooke, upon their marriage in the late 1920s.

Both Elizabeth Hobgood and Cecil Edwards Cooke, Sr., were public school educators. She was the daughter of Samuel H. and Martha "Mattie" Hobgood, whose house was adjacent at 710 Morehead. Cooke was principal of Durham High School from 1943 until his retirement in 1961.

Add new comment

Log in or register to post comments.