VICTOR BRYANT HOUSE

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VICTOR BRYANT HOUSE

707
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1911-1915
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  • Submitted by Chris on Friday, January 29, 2010 - 2:23am

    Thanks so much for posting these photos. Victor Bryant, Sr. was my wife's great-great uncle, her grandmother's uncle. We live in Charlotte on Bryant Farms Road in an old farmhouse built by George Badger Bryant, Victor's brother. We have quite a bit of information on the Bryant family, and have a commemorative pamphlet about Victor from the Durham County Bar in dedication of a portrait in the courthouse; the pamphlet has some great stories from his law practice. I'm pretty sure he became a state senator and ran for governor but died of appendicitis during the campaign. He also established a scholarship for Bryant women to go to the teacher's college in Greensboro, which is how my wife's grandmother was able to afford to go to school, at age 16, in 1923. She lived to be 101 and never sold this land and house where we live now, thank goodness. Not as grand and beautiful as Victor's place, but we love it anyway for all its family history.

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  • Fri, 12/30/2011 - 8:53am by gary

Location

35° 59' 28.3848" N, 78° 54' 45.1008" W

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707
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1911-1915
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Local historic district: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 


Victor Bryant House, late 1970s.

Victor Bryant, a prominent lawyer in Durham and one-time city attorney, had the large house at the top of the post constructed by well-known Durham contractor Norman Underwood between 1911 and 1915. The property originally took up the entire block and included servants quarters and stables at the rear of the property.

Between 1925 and 1930, his son, Victor Bryant, Jr. (also an attorney) constructed a Colonial Revival house on the southeast portion of the property, facing Vickers Ave.


Victor Bryant Jr. House, late 1970s.

Both houses were converted to joint institutional use in the 1970s - first as Structure House, a diet center, and most recently as Learning Services, a rehab facility for individuals with brain injuries.


Victor Bryant House, looking south from Morehead Ave., 01.01.08


Victor Bryant, Jr. house, looking northwest from Vickers Ave., 01.01.08

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Thanks so much for posting these photos. Victor Bryant, Sr. was my wife's great-great uncle, her grandmother's uncle. We live in Charlotte on Bryant Farms Road in an old farmhouse built by George Badger Bryant, Victor's brother. We have quite a bit of information on the Bryant family, and have a commemorative pamphlet about Victor from the Durham County Bar in dedication of a portrait in the courthouse; the pamphlet has some great stories from his law practice. I'm pretty sure he became a state senator and ran for governor but died of appendicitis during the campaign. He also established a scholarship for Bryant women to go to the teacher's college in Greensboro, which is how my wife's grandmother was able to afford to go to school, at age 16, in 1923. She lived to be 101 and never sold this land and house where we live now, thank goodness. Not as grand and beautiful as Victor's place, but we love it anyway for all its family history.

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