922 Demerius St. – Cole-Bloomquist House

36.012376, -78.90773

Year built
Architectural style
Construction type
National Register
Building Type
Local ID
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.

Cole-Blomquist House. Intact 1-story pyramidal cottage of load-bearing random granite walls, with 2 tall tan brick interior chinmeys and a hipped dormer. The entrance has a transom and one sidelight. The full hip-roofed porch has granite piers and boxed wood posts. The 1/1 sash windows may be original. A stone retaining wall of similar random granite buttresses the front yard.

Moses O. Cole, owner of the Durham Granite Company and the M. O. Cole Coal Company, built the house for his residence. Prof. and Mrs. Hugo Blomquist lived in the house in the mid-20th  century. Prof. Blomquist was the acclaimed botanist of Duke University, and his extensive garden occupies the large yard east of the house.

Add new comment

Log in or register to post comments.