305 MORRIS / POPE-SLATER HOUSE

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305 MORRIS / POPE-SLATER HOUSE

305
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1880-1890
/ Demolished in
1980-1990
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  • Submitted by coco on Sunday, September 24, 2006 - 1:12am

    occupation by homeless people and burning sounds like the potential future of several other beautiful and neglected houses around here. does fireball leave a firey trail behind him? if so, then several other abandoned homes will be smokin' soon.

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  • Tue, 04/01/2014 - 3:46pm by gary

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35° 59' 59.5068" N, 78° 54' 13.7916" W

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305
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1880-1890
/ Demolished in
1980-1990
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 


Pope-Slater House, 1980

The house at 305 Morris Street was a Queen Anne Victorian built in 1905 by John W. Pope, a tobacco warehouseman and Durham County Treasurer in the late 1880s. This house replaced an earlier one-story house occupied by Mr. Pope and his family since 1883.

There was also a separate two-story house in the backyard, connected to the main structure by a latticed breezeway. The outbuilding was run as a boarding house annex.


The rear of the house, showing the annex, ~1980.

The property stayed in the family, and, according to a current resident of Morris St., was occupied by several older women who ran the entire house as a boarding house during the 1970s. Per the same resident, once the women passed away, the house became abandoned, and occupied by homeless people. The house eventually burned.


Site of Pope-Slater House, 2006 (G. Kueber)

2014 (G. Kueber)

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occupation by homeless people and burning sounds like the potential future of several other beautiful and neglected houses around here. does fireball leave a firey trail behind him? if so, then several other abandoned homes will be smokin' soon.

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