509 DUNBAR STREET – AUSTIN HOUSE

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509 DUNBAR STREET – AUSTIN HOUSE

509
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Durham
NC
Built in
1925
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This two-story, hip-roofed Foursquare house is three bays wide and double-pile with a one-story, gabled rear ell. The house has a brick foundation, aluminum siding, and two interior brick chimneys. The earliest known occupant is the Austin family in 1926.

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  • Submitted by Jerry on Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 4:26pm

    According to the Durham city directories, Carrie Austin lived at 509 Dunbar in 1926, and perhaps earlier.

  • Submitted by gary on Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 4:53pm

    Thanks Jerry. There are, unfortunately, a lot of errors like this in the National Register nomination that I've copied here, so I appreciate the effort to fix them. 

  • Submitted by Karen on Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 11:41pm

    According to the 1935 CD, this was actually the home of Louis Austin, editor of The Carolina Times. Records indicate he lived here from the time it was built through at least the 1950s. He lived here with his wife Stella, and family members Carrie and Maude Austin.

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35° 58' 44.238" N, 78° 53' 57.1848" W
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509
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1925
People: 
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

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This two-story, hip-roofed Foursquare house is three bays wide and double-pile with a one-story, gabled rear ell. The house has a brick foundation, aluminum siding, and two interior brick chimneys. It retains four-over-one, double-hung Craftsman-style windows throughout, though the windows in the hipped front dormer have been removed. The one-story, hip-roofed porch wraps around the west side of the house and is supported by decorative metal posts with brackets and has a metal railing and a terra cotta covered slab floor. The side porch has been enclosed. The front door is a modern replacement, but retains an original five light sidelight. A stone retaining wall extends across the front of the lot and has an integrated stone stair. 

The Austin family is listed as living in this house from the mid-1920s. Louis Austin, editor of the Carolina Times, is listed as living here with his wife Stella - along with Carrie Austin and Maude Austin. Louis moved to Merrick Street briefly in 1930 (1 year,) but appears to have moved back to the house after that.

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According to the Durham city directories, Carrie Austin lived at 509 Dunbar in 1926, and perhaps earlier.

Thanks Jerry. There are, unfortunately, a lot of errors like this in the National Register nomination that I've copied here, so I appreciate the effort to fix them. 

According to the 1935 CD, this was actually the home of Louis Austin, editor of The Carolina Times. Records indicate he lived here from the time it was built through at least the 1950s. He lived here with his wife Stella, and family members Carrie and Maude Austin.

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