(Below in italics is from the 2004 East Durham National Register listing; not verified for accuracy by this author.)
H. Ward Montague House. l-story hip-roofed Craftsman-style house with German siding, 4-over-1 vertical sash windows, and boxed eaves. The engaged front porch with arched bays set on Craftsman posts lends the house a degree of style. H. Ward Montague had the house built in the early 1920s. He was a butcher who operated a shop in a tiny building in the rear of his side yard that is now gone. When Floyd C. Craven lived here in the 1920s, the building was used as a paint shop. [Robeiis, Durham A & HI}
A butcher shop. In his backyard. That's hardcore.
In the not so distant past I remember this house being boarded up when I drove by. I am unsure what the current condition is and might need to do a drive-by to confirm? This photo is from an old tax file.