HOLT HOUSE

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HOLT HOUSE

1710
,
Durham
NC
Built in
~1900
/ Modified in
1970s
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  • Submitted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 - 1:15pm

    It again fell into disrepair until recently (it was for sale up until about a year ago), and was recently renovated for some organization.

  • Submitted by Woozle on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 - 1:55pm

    If I'm not mistaken, that's the house of which my mother rented the back part (possibly later expanding into the front... my memories are fuzzy) for her computer store, Microglyphics, in the early 1980s. It was one of the first computer stores in the area, possibly the first (when we bought our own computer just a couple of years earlier, we had to go someplace west of Hillsboro to pick it up).

  • Submitted by Steven Matherly on Friday, February 13, 2009 - 2:53pm

    The house belonged to my mother Kelly Matherly for at least twenty years. She sold it to a health care group that called it "The Crib". It appears empty now.

    Steven Matherly
    vfeiginmatherly@nc.rr.com

  • Submitted by sean stevens on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 11:16pm

    Now up for sale again. Not sure what happened to the Dream Crib, but i'm hoping no doorways were widened to hospital-bed width

  • Submitted by VF on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 11:00am

    Back on the market again - good opportunity if one has the patience to negotiate a short sale:

    MLS 1882625

  • Submitted by Nicole on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 1:33pm

    Fingers crossed! :)

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  • Mon, 07/18/2011 - 11:09pm by gary

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1710
,
Durham
NC
Built in
~1900
/ Modified in
1970s
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

With one some of the most unique porch detailing in Durham, the Holt house seems to me to announce the entrance into the Lakewood neighborhood, following the old path of the streetcar down Chapel Hill Road.

The house was built at the turn of the century, around the time of the development of Lakewood Park, by Willie Edgar Holt, who had moved to Durham from Richmond. Holt operated a butcher shop at the city market downtown, which was initially located in the Academy of Music/Municipal Building before a new city market was constructed at later-Morgan and Foster Sts.

The house fell into some disrepair, but was renovated in the 1970s.

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It again fell into disrepair until recently (it was for sale up until about a year ago), and was recently renovated for some organization.

If I'm not mistaken, that's the house of which my mother rented the back part (possibly later expanding into the front... my memories are fuzzy) for her computer store, Microglyphics, in the early 1980s. It was one of the first computer stores in the area, possibly the first (when we bought our own computer just a couple of years earlier, we had to go someplace west of Hillsboro to pick it up).

The house belonged to my mother Kelly Matherly for at least twenty years. She sold it to a health care group that called it "The Crib". It appears empty now.

Steven Matherly
vfeiginmatherly@nc.rr.com

Now up for sale again. Not sure what happened to the Dream Crib, but i'm hoping no doorways were widened to hospital-bed width

Back on the market again - good opportunity if one has the patience to negotiate a short sale:

MLS 1882625

Fingers crossed! :)

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