Eleanor W. And W. Willis Happer, Jr. House

35.979938, -78.909447

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From the National Register nomination form of 2005, completed by M. Ruth Little

1-story Ranch house with hip roof, interior chimney, 2-over-2 horizontal sash windows, a large front picture window, and an entrance in the side of the main block with a brick stoop. At right is a recessed side wing. Aluminum siding. W. Willis Happer Jr., a sales-manager at Seven Up, was the owner-occupant in 1950. [1950 CD]   Robby Poore, whose families lived in 426 and 421 Carolina Circle, has posted some fabulous mid-century photos of Carolina Circle, and Durham in general, on his personal Flickr page.  There are several albums (1948194919501950-1954195719681969, and 1970).  Here is one individual image of 424 Carolina Circle of the rear of the house.

The following information comes from the City Directories and general web searching:

Year Occupant(s) Occupation(s) Other information
1950 Eleanor W. Happer W.Willis Happer, Jr.   salesman Willis worked for 7-UP.
1956 Alice H. Peeler Jonathan L. Peeler   vice president Jonathan worked for J. Lee Peeler & Co. (attorneys).
1961 Jane Aydlette Laurance A. Aydlette, Jr.   secretary, treasurer, bookkeeper Laurance worked for Morgan Motors, located at 3801 Hillsborough Rd.
1963 (vacant)        
1964 Mildred C. Ingold James E. Ingold   salesman James worked for Ingold Tire Inc. and was president of Durham Business Club
1967 Laurie H. Ruskin Harvey Ruskin   physician Harvey worked at Watts Hospital and as the Chief Resident of Urologic Surgery at Duke.
1970 Martha Murphy John M. Murphy   personnel manager John worked at Sperry Rand, located at 921 Holloway St.
1974 Frances E. Ward   instructor   Frances worked at the Duke Medical Center.
1979 Robyn Wall   executive director   Robyn worked at the Family Counseling Services of Durham, located at 809 W Chapel Hill St.
1981 Teresa Brennan Robert O. Brennan   house staff associate  
1987 Ben Tate     retired  
1988 P.J. Henry        
1989 Griceda D. Eades Edward Eades      
1993 (vacant)        
1994 M. Edwards        
1995 Sara Josinski Meredith A. Schuford      
1998 (unknown)        
1999 Jacqueline M. Burke        
2001 Adriana Vidal        
2002 Kimberley D. Reed        


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