WILLIAM GASTON VICKERS FARMHOUSE

VickersFarm_sanborn_1937.jpgVickersFarm_aerial_1959.jpg

WILLIAM GASTON VICKERS FARMHOUSE

629
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1860-1875
/ Demolished in
1950-1959
Construction type: 
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  • Sun, 09/04/2011 - 12:10pm by gary

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629
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1860-1875
/ Demolished in
1950-1959
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 

VickersFarm_sanborn_1937.jpg

1937 - Vickers' farmhouse is in the middle of the block between Hill, Cobb, Proctor, and Vickers.

 

William Gaston Vickers’ land - acquired from Atlas Rigsbee - 200 acres for $1500. Built or occupied a farmhouse by the 1870s. Anecdotally made his money back in one parcel sale - to George Watts.

VickersFarm_aerial_1959.jpg

Aerial, 1959, showing new houses under construction - the driveway / site / field of the old farmhouse are still visible.

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