From the National Register nomination form of 2005, completed by M. Ruth Little1-story side-gable Minimal Traditional-style house with front-gable wing, interior chimney, 2-bay front porch with a classical column, and vinyl siding. Windows are 8-over-8 sash and a multi-pane fixed window under the porch. Richard S. Ruby, a salesman at Graves Jewelry, 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 (1948, 1949, 1950, 1950-1954, 1957, 1968, 1969, and 1970). Individual images of 420 Carolina Circle include two 1969 pictures of the rear of the house from the alley (here and here) and a portion of the front of the house (from 1950 and 1951).
The following information comes from the City Directories and general web searching:
|1949||Sylvia G. Ruby||Richard S. Ruby||salesman||Richard worked at Graves Jewelry|
|1952||Louisa L. McGarity||Joseph L. & Mary L. McGarity||department manager||students|
|1954||Innes B. Hornsby||Aubrey T. Hornsby||physician||Aubrey worked for the Veterans Administration|
|1957||Katherine H. Trexler||John C. Trexler||representative||John worked for the Hospital Care Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield.|
|1986||Katherine H. Trexler||Katherine was likely widowed by 1986.|
|1994||Teresa R. Smith|
|1997||Christopher Perrien||Christopher worked for IBM as a Technical Business Development Executive with a concentration in the Financial Industry.|
|2002||Andrea Yarger||Michael D. Yarger|
|2006||Brian S. Emerick|
|2008||Laura M. Yavanian||Brian C. Yavanian|
|2011||Amanda Lee||Pete Seidl|
Submitted by Roger Maxwell (not verified) on Sat, 8/31/2013 - 6:12pm
Do you have any other photos and/or more detailed descriptions for this house? I'm writing a story and this would be the perfect home for one of my characters.
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