425 NORTH MANGUM STREET - HAYWOOD HOUSE

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425 NORTH MANGUM STREET - HAYWOOD HOUSE

425
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1903-1912
/ Demolished in
1967-1972
Architectural style: 
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  • Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 6:28pm

    simeThe Haywoods who lived in the home, were they related to the Haywoods of Durham legal circles who donated a stained glass window from one of their homes(razed)that now is featured in the lower level (children's room) of the Durham County Public Library?

    lwn

  • Submitted by Aaron Stoertz on Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 11:07pm

    Yes, they were. The Haywoods in this home are my grand-father's (Charles Haywood) grand-parents. The lawyer Haywoods are his uncle and cousin. I'll get more details from him next time I see my grandfather-- he recently moved back to Durham, actually.-Aaron Haywood Stoertz

  • Submitted by W T Rigsbee on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 3:02pm

    Zoa Lee Haywood was one of my great Aunts  - (five in all)  Her one brother was Robert H. Rigsbee who lived at 511 Mangum a block away.

  • Submitted by Chuck Farris on Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 5:08pm

    Zoa Lee Haywood was my maternal grandmother. My mother, Patricia Bostick Farris (b 1931 in Durham), died last year.
    The home is that of my late great Uncle Bert Haywood and great Aunt Margaret. I remember visiting it in the late 60s/early 70s.

  • Submitted by Chuck Farris on Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 5:15pm

    Oops, the (undemolished) home of my great uncle and great aunt is at 28 Oak Drive.

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425
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1903-1912
/ Demolished in
1967-1972
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

 

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1898 Sanborn Map

The seminary that gave Seminary Street its name was located on the southwest corner of Seminary St. and North Mangum St. The school - known alternately, it seems, as the Baptist Female Seminary, the Durham Female Institute, or the Durham Baptist Seminary was established and built in 1881 by Atlas Rigsbee and was affiliated with the First Baptist Church.

Hiram Paul gives the school far less attention than the Methodist Female Seminary, located on Church St., but states the following:

THE DURHAM FEMALE SEMINARY.

This valuable addition to the educational facilities of
Durham was established in January, 1882, and Mrs. M. E.
Mahoney, an accomplished educator, chosen Principal. The
building, located on Mangum street, was erected by Mr. A.
M. Rigsbee. The school is one of high standing, and is in
a flourishing condition. It is one of the attractive and fixed
institutions of Durham, which is remarked with unfeigned
pride and pleasure.

The charges per term of twenty weeks are as follows :

Primary English

Preparatory English .

Collegiate English

Latin

[each $10]

Music on Piano 20 00

Music on Organ $20.00

Music on Guitar $15.00

Use of Instrument $5.00

Vocalization (Voice Training) , $10.00

Incidentals, $1.00

Board per Month, including Fuel and Lights... $12.00
Vocal Music, Calisthenics and Free Hand Writing, Free.

The next session begins Monday, September 3d. Parents
are advised to board their daughters in the Seminary.
Regular hours of study, recreation, retiring and rising, are
observed. Oversight and direciion of the studies in prep-
aration are given. Special care is taken to guard the morals
and improve the manners of those who board in the
Seminary.

Other history regarding the Seminary is scant, but it appears to have not survived the growth of public schools in the 1890s; by 1902, the building was being used as a hotel, called the Roanoke Inn.

Prior to 1913, Charles Haywood - local pharmacist and part-owner of the Haywood-King, later Haywood-Boone, drugstore, located on the northwest corner of West Main St. and North Mangum St., and his wife Zoa Haywood built a large house for their family on the former seminary site.


About the best photo view of the Haywood House, unfortunately - the large house with two chimneys to the left of the Pure Oil gas station in the foreground.


Painting of the house.
(Courtesy Margaret Haywood)

It appears that Zoa Haywood was the daughter of Atlas Rigsbee and inherited the land / acquired control of the land after her father's death in 1903. It also appears they owned the land on which the First Baptist Church was originally located, later the site of the Haywood-Boone drugstore.

After Charles Haywood's death in the 1940s, Zoa Haywood continued to live in the house.


I believe this is Zoa Haywood in front of a massive mantel in the house
(Courtesy Margaret Haywood)

By 1957, Walker S. Brooks, a building contractor, was living in the house, as he was in 1960.

425NMangum_Feb1966.jpeg
A partial view of the facade, February 1966


A partial view of the rear, January 1966

The building appears to have been torn down by the early 1970s. The site became a parking lot for the Durham Merchant's Association / Credit Bureau Systems building, now the Latino Community Credit Union


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Comments

simeThe Haywoods who lived in the home, were they related to the Haywoods of Durham legal circles who donated a stained glass window from one of their homes(razed)that now is featured in the lower level (children's room) of the Durham County Public Library?

lwn

Yes, they were. The Haywoods in this home are my grand-father's (Charles Haywood) grand-parents. The lawyer Haywoods are his uncle and cousin. I'll get more details from him next time I see my grandfather-- he recently moved back to Durham, actually.-Aaron Haywood Stoertz

Zoa Lee Haywood was one of my great Aunts  - (five in all)  Her one brother was Robert H. Rigsbee who lived at 511 Mangum a block away.

Zoa Lee Haywood was my maternal grandmother. My mother, Patricia Bostick Farris (b 1931 in Durham), died last year.
The home is that of my late great Uncle Bert Haywood and great Aunt Margaret. I remember visiting it in the late 60s/early 70s.

Oops, the (undemolished) home of my great uncle and great aunt is at 28 Oak Drive.

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