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3023 Farthing St. - Scarlett-Vaughan Farmhouse
2013 In 1918, Hugh Scarlett bought 10 lots of land in Bragtown that had been part of a subdivision of land performed in 1913 by EJ Parrish & SW Minor. Parrish and Minor called the subdivision "Belvindale." He purchased the acreage for $750. Scarlett was a US Commissioner for the United States Dept. of Justice (4th circuit,) notary, and an attorney...
Thomas J Rigsbee Farm / Duke University West Campus
Large farmland of the TJ Rigsbee family was bought by James B. Duke / Trinity College for the construction of Duke University
923 Englewood Ave. - Breeze Farmhouse
(Durham County tax office) Large 2-story frame house with a pyramidal hip roof with flanking side-gabled sections and 2 gabled wall dmmers. The central bay is a gabled pavilion. Other original features are weatherboard, 6/6 sash windows, wide plain cornices and wide eave retums. Alterations include a replacement Colonial Revival- style entrance...
3423 Hope Valley Road
This farmhouse, built in 1920, was once home to world renowned scientist Norman Garmezy. Garmezy and his family lived here throughout the 1950s.
3611 Old Chapel Hill Rd.
521 Mcmannen (south Mangum) St.
519 and 521 South Mangum (L to R,) 05.07.64 Much like the western side of the 400-500 block of McMannen St., the eastern side developed with a first generation of ~1870s-1880s houses (most likely) of which many were supplanted by larger dwellings during the 1890s-1910s. Some of the earlier dwellings persisted on the east side into the 1960s 521...
Atlas M. Rigsbee House
From the corner of Rigsbee Ave and East Chapel Hill St., looking northwest at the AM Rigsbee house, ~1920s. (Courtesy Duke Rare Book and Manuscript Collection - Wyatt Dixon Collection) The block of East Chapel Hill St. between Holland St. and Rigsbee Ave. was the site of the William Mangum homestead and farm, which stretched west to present-day...
William Mangum House
William Mangum house, looking north from present day Chapel Hill St - late 1800s. (Courtesy Duke Archives)
3707 Fayetteville Road
3707 Fayetteville Road I've always loved this persistently country farmhouse with the red tin roof, 'meandering' porch, well, etc., sitting on 10 acres between the new Hillside High and Mount Zion. Find this spot on a Google Map.