506 GATTIS ST.

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506 GATTIS ST.

506
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1896-1900
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This one-story, triple-A-roofed house is three-bays wide and single pile with a gabled rear ell on the right side. The house was likely built by William Speed around the turn of the 20th century.

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  • Submitted by Mark Eckert on Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 9:26pm

    I have a deed to my house at 506 showing it was purchased by William Speed from Julian Carr in 1896. I also have copies of the 1910 and 1920 census showing the residents. W. Speed died in 1919 but the family had lived here much longer than that.

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506
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1896-1900
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
,
Type: 
Use: 

 

 

506gattis.JPG

 

This one-story, triple-A-roofed house is three-bays wide and single pile with a gabled rear ell on the right side. Two shed-roofed additions sit to the left of the ell. The house has a hiproofed front porch with a standing-seam metal roof supported by tapered wood posts on brick piers. Two-thirds of the porch has been enclosed and a new entrance added to that enclosure; however, the original form is still evident. Original wood weatherboards remain and the house has boxed eaves and round vents in the gable ends. Windows are one-over-one replacements.

 

(From the Burch Avenue National Register nomination, 2010.)

 

The land was purchased by William Speed from Julian Carr in 1896; the house was likely built then or soon thereafter. W. Speed died in 1919, and his wife continued to live in the house after that point.

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I have a deed to my house at 506 showing it was purchased by William Speed from Julian Carr in 1896. I also have copies of the 1910 and 1920 census showing the residents. W. Speed died in 1919 but the family had lived here much longer than that.

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