MAISIE A. AND DR. WALTER L. THOMAS HOUSE

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MAISIE A. AND DR. WALTER L. THOMAS HOUSE

415
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1938
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National Register: 
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1 ½-story brick Tudor Cottage with steep side-gable roof, 6-over-6 sash windows, 1 gabled dormer, and a front gable wing with tapering chimney and gabled entrance bay. Duke Hospital physician Walter L. Thomas was the owner-occupant in 1940. According to the 2005 owner it was built in 1938.

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415
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1938
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

1 ½-story brick Tudor Cottage with steep side-gable roof, 6-over-6 sash windows, 1 gabled dormer, and a front gable wing with tapering chimney and gabled entrance bay. A concrete terrace has an iron railing. Duke Hospital physician Walter L. Thomas was the owner-occupant in 1940. According to the 2005 owner it was built in 1938. [1940 CD] Detached metal carport from 1980.

 

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

Year Occupant(s) Occupation(s) Other information
1940 Maisie A. Thomas Dr. Walter L. Thomas   physician Walter worked in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Duke School of Medicine.  In 1949 the Thomases moved to 3615 Dover Rd in Hope Valley.  
1950 Monice (Dworski) Arnold Dr. Ralph A. Arnold   physician Ralph worked at Duke Hospital as a professor of otology and associate professor of otolaryngology and ophthalmology.
1955 (vacant)        
1956 Perdita (Arnett) Brantly Dr. Edgar Clayton Brantly, Jr.   physician Edgar had an office at 111 N. Corcoran St.
1961 Mary Ann Seavey Dr. Paul Wallace Seavey   physician Paul worked at Watts Hospital and in private practice before moving returning to Emory University in Atlanta.
1963 (unknown)        
1965 Norene H. Kearney Robert N. Kearney   assistant professor Robert was a professor in the Duke University Political Science Department, and ended up at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University where he specialized in Sri Lanka and South Asia.
1967 Joan W. Martin Joseph Bacon Martin III   student Joseph was earning a PhD in Medieval English Literature and eventually worked for Davidson College and strove for racial justice and children's education in Charlotte.
1968 Marlene C. Coulter Kenneth R. Coulter   architect Kenneth operated Coulter Associates Landscape Architects. and was a planner and landscape architect for over 40 years.
1971 Elizabeth M. James William E. James, Sr. eligibility specialist dental tech Elizabeth worked for County Social Services, while William attended UNC School of Dentistry and went on to work for them for at least 25 years.
2004 Lucy M. Harrison Chris A. Harrison      
2010 Michael L. Boyatt   retired   Mike spent over 30 years working as an international manager for Exxon and lived in a half dozen foreigh countries.
2018 Katie Richeson Ryan Gough      

 

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