304 FORMOSA AVE. – LLEWELLYN & ETHEL BERRY HOUSE

304 FORMOSA AVE. – LLEWELLYN & ETHEL BERRY HOUSE

304
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
c.1937
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
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304
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
c.1937
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

(December 2017, Photo by Heather Slane, hmwPreservation)
 

From the National Register Historic District description:

This one-and-a-half-story, side-gabled, Minimal Traditional-style house is three bays wide and double-pile with characteristic flush eaves. The house has aluminum siding and six-over-six wood-sash windows, including single windows in each of the two gabled dormers on the façade and paired windows in the side gables. The projecting, front-gabled entrance bay has a blonde brick veneer and six-panel door with classical surround with fluted pilasters and a broken pediment with modillion cornice. There is an exterior brick chimney on the left (east) elevation and arched vents in both gables. A flat-roofed porch on the left elevation is supported by grouped square posts with arched spandrels and has been enclosed with screens with a later wood ramp accessing a screened door on its façade. A fifteen-light French door to the rear (south) of the chimney opens to the porch. There is a wide, shed-roofed dormer across the rear elevation and a one-story, gabled ell at the right rear (southwest) connects to a front-gabled, two-car garage that faces Concord Street to the east. The garage features two four-panel-over-four-light-over-eight-panel doors. A brick wall extends across part of the southeast corner of the property along Concord Street. The house appears on the 1937 Sanborn map and the earliest known occupants are Llewellyn M. Barry and his wife, Ethel Berry, in 1945. Llewellyn Berry was a land surveyor for the NC Mutual Life Insurance Company and owned a contracting company that erected his and several of his neighbor’s houses. Ethel Berry was an administrative secretary to C. C. Spaulding at NC Mutual Life Insurance Company.

 

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