922 Demerius St.--Cole-Bloomquist House

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922 Demerius St.--Cole-Bloomquist House

922
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1912
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Cole-Blomquist House. Intact 1-story pyramidal cottage of load-bearing random granite walls.

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36° 0' 44.5536" N, 78° 54' 27.828" W
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922
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1912
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

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Cole-Blomquist House. Intact 1-story pyramidal cottage of load-bearing random granite walls, with 2 tall tan brick interior chinmeys and a hipped dormer. The entrance has a transom and one sidelight. The full hip-roofed porch has granite piers and boxed wood posts. The 1/1 sash windows may be original. A stone retaining wall of similar random granite buttresses the front yard.

Moses O. Cole, owner of the Durham Granite Company and the M. O. Cole Coal Company, built the house for his residence. Prof. and Mrs. Hugo Blomquist lived in the house in the mid-20th  century. Prof. Blomquist was the acclaimed botanist of Duke University, and his extensive garden occupies the large yard east of the house.

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