Evelyn S. And Ezra Elsenberg House

35.98009, -78.909629

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

1-story side-gable Minimal Traditional-style house with front-gable wing, interior chimney, 2-bay front porch with boxed posts with arched soffits, and all-over vinyl siding. Windows are 8-over-8 sash with a pair of 6-over-6 sash under porch. Ezra Elsenberg was the 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).  Individual images of 422 Carolina Circle include two 1969 pictures of the rear of the house from the alley (here and here).

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

Year Occupant(s) Occupation(s) Other information
1950 Ezra Eisenberg Evelyn S. Eisenberg   president Ezra owned and operated the Sharyn Lynn Shoppe, a "Ladies Ready to Wear" clothing retailer located at 123 E Main St.  His son, Morris, was vice president and his daughter-in-law, Gertrude, was the secretary/treasurer.  These adult children lived in the University Apartments.
1952 Mary C. Compton Jason A. Compton      
1958 Mary C. Compton       Mary was likley widowed by 1958.
1967 Frances H. May Edwin J. May, Jr.   vice president Edwin worked for the Wells-Lloyd Florists (his father was the president), located at 1000 W Main St.
1972 (unknown)        
1973 Sara J. Musselwhite   nurse   Sara worked for the Veterans Administration and was likely a widow, as she is listed repeatedly in the city directories as Mrs. Sara J. Musselwhite.
2006 Amy B. Dean        
2008 April S. Mann        


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