JOSEPH WHITFIELD HOUSE - 822 BROAD

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JOSEPH WHITFIELD HOUSE - 822 BROAD

822
,
Durham
NC
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Built in
~1907-1913
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  • Submitted by Batman on Monday, September 28, 2009 - 2:06pm

    I remember in the late 1960's or early 1970's when this house was either sandblasted or acid washed to clean up the brick. It seemed like it went on for a long time.

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Monday, September 28, 2009 - 3:17pm

    the house is now home to a graphic design firm, Hopkins Design.

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Monday, September 28, 2009 - 5:17pm

    I thought this was brick veneer--a later addition to the exterior. Interesting.

  • Submitted by Green on Monday, September 28, 2009 - 7:43pm

    I see two chimneys in the first photo and only one in the second?

  • Submitted by Marsosudiro on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 12:49am

    I met with Joyce Hopkins briefly last year. She owns the building and can give you its history. I'd quote what I remember her telling, but my memory is too fuzzy, so I'll leave it for Gary to call or email via the link below.

    http://www.hopkinsdesign.com/aboutus.html

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 5:46am

    A success story finally. Great looking house.

  • Submitted by Brian Hopkins on Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 3:44pm

    We bought the house in 1995 from Francis Edgerton. We gutted then rebuilt the interior. The house does not have a brick veneer, but is actually 3 courses of brick thick. The story that I got is that Francis was born in this house that her father built with brick supplied by her uncles brick company. The woman who ran the grocery lived in a house across the street that is now a vacant lot. About 15 years ago I met a man who was 87 and use to buy penny candy there when he was a child. The second chimney was taken down when a new roof was put on.

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  • Thu, 08/18/2011 - 6:06pm by gary

Location

United States
36° 0' 41.7888" N, 78° 55' 9.4008" W
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822
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
~1907-1913
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 


822 Broad St., 1980.

The unusual house at 822 Broad St. was built prior to 1913, most likely by Joseph Whitfield, who lived in the house during the 1910s. Whitfield was a machinist who became a Quarry Superintendent with the City Engineering Department in the late 1920s.

The house is unusual for the materials employed - brick facing with stucco gables, each with leaded glass oval windows.

Mr. and Mrs. Whitfield lived in the house until the late 1940s, when it appears that only his wife continued to live in the house. By 1952, it was occupied by Marcus Edgerton, who continued to live in the house into the 1960s.


822 Broad, 06.27.09

The small storefront building sits in the rear yard, facing Green St., which was known as the "B Street Grocery" and operated by Salley Pulley during the mid-20th century.

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I remember in the late 1960's or early 1970's when this house was either sandblasted or acid washed to clean up the brick. It seemed like it went on for a long time.

the house is now home to a graphic design firm, Hopkins Design.

I thought this was brick veneer--a later addition to the exterior. Interesting.

I see two chimneys in the first photo and only one in the second?

I met with Joyce Hopkins briefly last year. She owns the building and can give you its history. I'd quote what I remember her telling, but my memory is too fuzzy, so I'll leave it for Gary to call or email via the link below.

http://www.hopkinsdesign.com/aboutus.html

A success story finally. Great looking house.

We bought the house in 1995 from Francis Edgerton. We gutted then rebuilt the interior. The house does not have a brick veneer, but is actually 3 courses of brick thick. The story that I got is that Francis was born in this house that her father built with brick supplied by her uncles brick company. The woman who ran the grocery lived in a house across the street that is now a vacant lot. About 15 years ago I met a man who was 87 and use to buy penny candy there when he was a child. The second chimney was taken down when a new roof was put on.

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