703 CLEVELAND ST. - HOWERTON-MASSER HOUSE

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703 CLEVELAND ST. - HOWERTON-MASSER HOUSE

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Durham
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  • Submitted by Nicole on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 10:30am

    Love this site, great photos and artistic eye for layout of the maps/full descriptions!

     

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  • Mon, 06/17/2013 - 9:17pm by gary

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35° 59' 53.2896" N, 78° 53' 47.9976" W
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703
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Durham
NC
Construction type: 
Local historic district: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

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703 Cleveland, 1980

The careful preservation of this house and its siting on a manicured lot filled with mature trees and flowering shrubbery renders it one of the most distinctive houses on Cleveland Street. This two-story single-pile house with triple-A roofline and one-story rear wings was constructed in the 1890s by R. T. Howerton. Howerton established the undertaking company of R. T. Howerton and Sons which today is Howerton-Bryan Funeral Home. The segmental arched windows and entrance with pointed arched lintels, as well as the one-story porch that wraps around three sides of the main block, are typical of popular late nineteenth century housing. The porch has a gable at the entrance bay, Tuscan columns, and a railing with balusters in the shape of urns. The relatively-intact interior retains its converted gaslight fixtures and neoclassical mantelpieces with over-mantels and bevelled mirrors. In the 1930s, the Howerton family sold the house to William E. Masser, a traveling tobacconist in whose family's possession it remained into the 1980s.

July 2006 (Photo by Gary Kueber)

01.12.13 (Photo by Gary Kueber)

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