611 NORTH HYDE PARK AVENUE

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611 NORTH HYDE PARK AVENUE

611
,
Durham
NC
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Built in
1925
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This side-gable bungalow with decorative Craftsman sash windows, eave brackets, exposed rafter tails, and a full Craftsman gabled porch was the home of Valentine Fontanella, a textileworker.

 

 

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611
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1925
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

 

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(Below in italics is from the 2004 East Durham National Register listing; not verified for accuracy by this author.)

Valentine Fontanella House. Substantial 1 and 1/2 story side-gable bungalow with decorative Craftsman sash windows, eave brackets, exposed rafter tails, and a full Craftsman gabled porch that has been partially screened and partially enclosed. The porch posts remain visible. 1930 CD. 1935-1940 CDs: Valentine Fontanella owner/occupant (textileworker).

C Garage. Ca. 1930. Front-gable garage with Gennan siding and exposed rafter tails. NC Shed. Ca. 1990. Front-gabled plywood shed.

 

Valentine Augustus Fontanella was born in Italy in 1888, son of Louis and Rosalina Fontanella. He and his wife Reta lived at 611 North Hyde Park Avenue until 1943, at which point they moved to New England. 

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This tax photo appears to be quite old, as it shows the pre-closed in porch.

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