ESTELLE S. AND JOSEPH D. RIVERS HOUSE

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ESTELLE S. AND JOSEPH D. RIVERS HOUSE

403
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Durham
NC
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Built in
1950
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Split-level type house with such Modernist features as a concrete block lower level containing a garage and attached carport with metal pip posts, asbestos siding, tar-and-gravel roofs, and a large interior chimney. Joseph D. Rivers, an architect at George W. Carr Associates, was the owner-occupant in 1950.

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403
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1950
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

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From the National Register nomination form of 2005, completed by M. Ruth Little:

 

Split-level type house with such Modernist features as a concrete block lower level containing a garage and attached carport with metal pip posts, asbestos siding, tar-and-gravel roofs, and a large interior chimney. Other features are a door with sidelights and a shallow stoop supported by an angled wooden ladderlike post, 2 wide fixed pane windows on the façade, and sliding windows on the sides. Joseph D. Rivers, an architect at George W. Carr Associates, was the owner-occupant in 1950. [1950 CD, Carr interview]

 

Robby Poore, whose families lived in 426 and 421 Carolina Circle, has posted some fabulous mid-century photos of Carolina Circle, and Durham in general, on his personal Flickr page.  There are several albums (1948194919501950-19541957196719681969, and 1970).  View individual images of 403 Carolina Circle - barely visible beyond the trees - here and here.

The following information comes from the City Directories and general web searching:

Year Occupant(s) Occupation(s) Other information
1950 Estelle "Sneed" S. Rivers Joseph Dill Rivers   architect Joseph worked for George W. Carr Architects
1963 Lillian E. Bittle       Lillian was the widow of C.D. Bittle and lived to be 101 years old.
1988 Andrea H. Bittle Robert H. Bittle   retired  
1993 Dr. Miriam "Mimi" Ellen Sander   biochemist/writer   Mimi worked for NIEHS and Page One Editorial Services
2006 Sarah Schweitzer Joshua P. Cohen      

 

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