607 HOLLOWAY

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607 HOLLOWAY

607
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1900-1925
/ Demolished in
1964-1980
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
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  • Submitted by Stew on Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 11:33am

    May I just once again comment about how fabulous this blog is? (And you, by extension!)

    It feeds my fantasy of purchasing a house like this, redoing it entirely by myself, making a huge garden in the back, and urban homesteading.

    Of course the reality is that I work in an low-paid, non-profit job, and am a little short to do extensive, say, ceiling work. Oh, and I bet I couldn't lift a claw foot tub, either.

    Sigh.

  • Submitted by Gary on Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 1:42pm

    Many thanks, Stew - always nice to hear.

    Having done enough drywall to hate doing drywall (in the interest of full disclosure, I hated it after one room, but persisted) I thought that, if ever pressed to drywall again, I would buy those great stilts that the professionals wear to make themselves ~9 feet tall. They might be good for the impending Halloween season, as well.

    As to clawfoot tubs, that's what friends + ample beer and pizza are for.

    GK

  • Submitted by Jon on Sunday, June 8, 2008 - 12:12am

    I was looking at the "Bird's-Eye View of the City of Durham, North Carolina. 1891." map, and it appears that the house at 611 Holloway is on that map. If you look just to the west (left) of the railroad tracks on Holloway, you can see a house with a dormer, three upstairs windows and what look like four columns holding up the porch roof; just like the pictures you posted.

    If I'm correct, that would date the house to at least 1891 and possibly earlier and not the early 20th century as mentioned. It'd be interesting to research the history of this house.

  • Submitted by Natalie on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 12:57am

    611 Holloway St is now for sale through Preservation NC!

    http://www.presnc.org/index.php?option=com_estateagent&Itemid=80&act=obj...

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607
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1900-1925
/ Demolished in
1964-1980
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

Imagery is a bit limited for the remaining residential structures on the north side of the 600 block of Holloway - all early 20th century, two-story structures.


607 Holloway, 1964


The former site of 607 Holloway, 2007

I'm worried for the future of the remaining structures here. Although they are in a local historic distict, that hasn't done much to stem the attrition here on Holloway, particularly the neglect. This block is so sandwiched between Elizabeth and the bridge over the railroad tracks that it feels a bit like a no-man's land.

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May I just once again comment about how fabulous this blog is? (And you, by extension!)

It feeds my fantasy of purchasing a house like this, redoing it entirely by myself, making a huge garden in the back, and urban homesteading.

Of course the reality is that I work in an low-paid, non-profit job, and am a little short to do extensive, say, ceiling work. Oh, and I bet I couldn't lift a claw foot tub, either.

Sigh.

Many thanks, Stew - always nice to hear.

Having done enough drywall to hate doing drywall (in the interest of full disclosure, I hated it after one room, but persisted) I thought that, if ever pressed to drywall again, I would buy those great stilts that the professionals wear to make themselves ~9 feet tall. They might be good for the impending Halloween season, as well.

As to clawfoot tubs, that's what friends + ample beer and pizza are for.

GK

I was looking at the "Bird's-Eye View of the City of Durham, North Carolina. 1891." map, and it appears that the house at 611 Holloway is on that map. If you look just to the west (left) of the railroad tracks on Holloway, you can see a house with a dormer, three upstairs windows and what look like four columns holding up the porch roof; just like the pictures you posted.

If I'm correct, that would date the house to at least 1891 and possibly earlier and not the early 20th century as mentioned. It'd be interesting to research the history of this house.

611 Holloway St is now for sale through Preservation NC!

http://www.presnc.org/index.php?option=com_estateagent&Itemid=80&act=obj...

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