713 PARKER STREET

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713 PARKER STREET

713
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1885-1890
/ Modified in
1910-1915
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Local historic district: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
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  • Submitted by zadygirl on Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 12:42pm

    Malissa L. Vickers, daughter of William Gaston Vickers and his first wife Emily Chisenhall, was married to John Henry Berry, not WH Berry. I am the great-great-granddaughter of Malissa [her name is spelled with an "a"].

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  • Sun, 09/04/2011 - 6:12pm by gary

Location

United States
35° 59' 33.8496" N, 78° 54' 46.6668" W
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Comments

713
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1885-1890
/ Modified in
1910-1915
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Local historic district: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

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09.04.11

From the Durham Historic Inventory:

This two-story irregularly shaped house dates from the late 1880s. According to Claude Vickers, the house was originally owned by his father, William Gaston Vickers, and was constructed on the northwest corner of Morehead and Vickers Avenues. WG Vickers gave the house and the entire block bounded by Morehead, Shepherd, Parker, and Vickers to his daughter Melissa upon her marriage to WH "Bud" Berry. Melissa subdivided the lot and moved the house to its present location when James S. Cobb purchased the original site for his new house in the 1910s. Typical of this period of construction is the three-sided bay on the main facade surmounted by simple drop pendant brackets. Other decoration on this relatively austere house consists of decorative attic vents in the gable and a second-story lunette window.

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Malissa L. Vickers, daughter of William Gaston Vickers and his first wife Emily Chisenhall, was married to John Henry Berry, not WH Berry. I am the great-great-granddaughter of Malissa [her name is spelled with an "a"].

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