406 OAKWOOD AVE.

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406 OAKWOOD AVE.

406
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1900-1907
/ Modified in
2009
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
National Register: 
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This one-and-a-half-story, side-gabled house with large projecting hip-roofed front wing has a wraparound porch that extends around the entire front block and terminates in the rear side- gabled block. The earliest known resident is Floyd Lambe (employee, T. J. Lambe Sons & Company) in 1907. Junius P. Moore (foreman) was listed as the primary occupant from 1909 to 1939.

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  • Submitted by Natalie on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 2:33am

    I love my house so much... and miss that Oak tree terribly.

  • Submitted by Natalie on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 10:23am

    I've been fighting with the census records off and on since Monday.

     

    In 1940 Junius Moore, White man aged 66 live there as head of household and listed his occupation as retired. Hi wife Jennie is listed as 61 and being a dressmaker. They have two lodgers who live with them then, Robert and Varna (?) Rodgers, a tobacco machinist and a hospital worker, aged 24 and 22 respectively.

     

    They may also have had additional renters, a Morris family (husband, wife, and son who moved from Atlanta.

  • Submitted by NatSauce on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 1:24pm

  • Submitted by c blake on Monday, December 2, 2013 - 4:40pm

    In another item, Floyd Lambe is listed as the first known resident of 406 Oakwood Ave. Floyd Lambe was my grandfather. He was married and had one daughter in 1907. He died in 1916 when my mother was only 4, and he had been away ill for most of two years, so she did not remember him. I am delighted to know where he lived in the early years of his married life. You can find him in the 1910 census; I will look at it again myself to see if that was his address then.

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406
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1900-1907
/ Modified in
2009
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

406 Oakwood, 1980

 

(Below in italics is from the 2009 Holloway Street National Register listing; not verified for accuracy by this author.)

This one-and-a-half-story, side-gabled house with large projecting hip-roofed front wing has a wraparound porch that extends around the entire front block and terminates in the rear side- gabled block. The front block is two bays wide and single-pile with a low, hipped roof and a hip- roofed dormer centered on the front elevation. The rear block is four bays wide and triple-pile with a steeper, gabled roof. The house rests on a brick pier and curtain foundation and has wood weatherboards, and asphalt-shingled roof, and two tall, interior corbelled brick chimneys. The hip-roofed front porch is supported by battered posts on brick piers with a modern rail. The right side of the porch has been enclosed with plywood. A one-story, hip-roofed ell extends from the right (south) rear of the house. All first-floor windows have been boarded, though a wood panel protrudes from the bottom of each opening, a possible indication that the window size has been reduced. Four-over-one Craftsman-style windows remain on the second floor and one-over-one replacement windows are in the front dormer. An original large-pane over low single-panel door and matching sidelight remains, but have been boarded over. A low stone retaining wall runs along Oakwood Avenue and brick piers with concrete caps mark the steps to the house from the wall. The earliest known resident is Floyd Lambe (employee, T. J. Lambe Sons & Company) in 1907. Junius P. Moore (foreman) was listed as the primary occupant from 1909 to 1939.


2006


2006

The house was fully restored in 2009-2010.


02.21.10

 

April 2013

Pictures of the interior of the house post rennovation. Will add pictures pre-rennovation soon.

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I love my house so much... and miss that Oak tree terribly.

I've been fighting with the census records off and on since Monday.

 

In 1940 Junius Moore, White man aged 66 live there as head of household and listed his occupation as retired. Hi wife Jennie is listed as 61 and being a dressmaker. They have two lodgers who live with them then, Robert and Varna (?) Rodgers, a tobacco machinist and a hospital worker, aged 24 and 22 respectively.

 

They may also have had additional renters, a Morris family (husband, wife, and son who moved from Atlanta.

In another item, Floyd Lambe is listed as the first known resident of 406 Oakwood Ave. Floyd Lambe was my grandfather. He was married and had one daughter in 1907. He died in 1916 when my mother was only 4, and he had been away ill for most of two years, so she did not remember him. I am delighted to know where he lived in the early years of his married life. You can find him in the 1910 census; I will look at it again myself to see if that was his address then.

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