906 VICKERS - RL BALDWIN HOUSE

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906 VICKERS - RL BALDWIN HOUSE

906
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1910
/ Demolished in
1982-1986
Architectural style: 
Neighborhood: 
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  • Submitted by Joseph H. on Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 3:27am

    I wish there were more tile roofs in North Carolina. They're all over the place where I'm from (S.F. Bay Area) because of all the Spanish influence. I know N.C. doesn't have much Spanish influence, but it does have a lot of clay. I wish some of that clay and brickmaking tradition had been diverted into making roof tiles. Así es la vida.

  • Submitted by Dan S. on Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 3:32pm

    I do seem to recall a white house with a tile roof being there during my time at D.A.'s lower-school. I would peg the date of demolition to be after 1984 but before summer of 1988. That is, if my memory is correct.

  • Submitted by Michael Bacon on Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 7:32pm

    Well, my alma mater, NCSSM, nee Watts Hospital the Second, is covered with them. Always kind of had the aspect of going to school in a Spanish mission.

  • Submitted by lizmcguffey on Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 10:13pm

    This house burned about 1982.  The shell of the burned out house remained, to the consternation of neighbors, until 1986 when it was demolished by the city.  I live next door and I believe my dates are correct.  The shell was present when we made an offer on our house but had been removed by the time we closed, in October 1986.

  • Submitted by lizmcguffey on Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 10:15pm

    This house burned about 1982.  The shell of the burned out house remained, to the consternation of neighbors, until 1986 when it was demolished by the city.  I live next door and I believe my dates are correct.  The shell was present when we made an offer on our house but had been removed by the time we closed, in October 1986.

    A typo at the top of the page shows this house as 908 Vickers and it's actually 906.

     

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  • Sat, 08/24/2013 - 1:57pm by gary

Location

35° 59' 32.8092" N, 78° 54' 43.8696" W

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906
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1910
/ Demolished in
1982-1986
Architectural style: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 


Looking Southwest, late 1970s

RL Baldwin, who started his eponymous department store on West Main St. in 1911, built this house around 1910. The stately Neoclassical revival house features Renaissance revival and Mediteranean elements, with one of several tile roofs nearby.

The Baldwins' daughter and son-in-law lived in the house following her parents. While it was renovated in the late 1970s, the house was evidently heavily damaged or destroyed by fire, probably in the 1980s, and torn down.


Looking west-southwest, 01.30.08.

This lot was infilled in 2012-13

08.24.13 (G. Kueber)

Comments

I wish there were more tile roofs in North Carolina. They're all over the place where I'm from (S.F. Bay Area) because of all the Spanish influence. I know N.C. doesn't have much Spanish influence, but it does have a lot of clay. I wish some of that clay and brickmaking tradition had been diverted into making roof tiles. Así es la vida.

I do seem to recall a white house with a tile roof being there during my time at D.A.'s lower-school. I would peg the date of demolition to be after 1984 but before summer of 1988. That is, if my memory is correct.

Well, my alma mater, NCSSM, nee Watts Hospital the Second, is covered with them. Always kind of had the aspect of going to school in a Spanish mission.

This house burned about 1982.  The shell of the burned out house remained, to the consternation of neighbors, until 1986 when it was demolished by the city.  I live next door and I believe my dates are correct.  The shell was present when we made an offer on our house but had been removed by the time we closed, in October 1986.

This house burned about 1982.  The shell of the burned out house remained, to the consternation of neighbors, until 1986 when it was demolished by the city.  I live next door and I believe my dates are correct.  The shell was present when we made an offer on our house but had been removed by the time we closed, in October 1986.

A typo at the top of the page shows this house as 908 Vickers and it's actually 906.

 

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