2010 Preservation Durham Old Durham Tour: From Crown to Club - Hope Valley

2010 Preservation Durham Old Durham Tour: From Crown to Club - Hope Valley


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3408 Dover Road

3426 Dover Road

3303 Surrey Road

3610 Dover Road

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HOPE VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB

3803
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Durham
NC
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Built in
1927
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Designed by Aymar Embury - who taught architecture at Princeton and had designed houses in New York - he would go on to be involved in the design of a bevy of public projects in New York City, and, interestingly, designed the Distinguished Service Cross and Distinguished Service Medal for the Armed Services while serving in World War I - the Hope Valley Country Club was designed as the heart of the golf course and Mebane and Sharpe's development.

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  • Mon, 04/16/2012 - 9:27pm by gary

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35° 56' 49.5204" N, 78° 57' 6.6204" W
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3803
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1927
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
,
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

Mebane and Sharpe hired for success in building their development; they hired Donald Ross, who had designed Pinehurst #2 to acclaim as their golf course designer. They hired Robert B. Cridland of Philadelphia as landscape architect. Cridland had designed the landscape at the Vanderbilt estate in Hyde Park, NY, authored a well-known book ("Practical Landscape Gardening") and designed several neighborhoods. Mebane and Sharpe hired Aymar Embury, II of New York to design the clubhouse. Embury taught architecture at Princeton and had designed houses in New York - he would go on to be involved in the design of a bevy of public projects in New York City, and, interestingly, designed the Distinguished Service Cross and Distinguished Service Medal for the Armed Services while serving in World War I. 

In November of 1926, Yancey Milburn, who had taken the helm of Milburn and Heister after the death of his father Frank, was supervising the construction of Embury's clubhouse design (Embury likely lacked a NC architect's license to stamp drawings for construction.) The clubhouse grand opening was July 22, 1927

 

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Hope Valley Country Club, ~1927.

 

(Courtesy Special Collections at Syracuse University, Aymar Embury Collection, via Tad DeBerry)

 

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Hope Valley Country Club, ~1927.

 

(Courtesy Special Collections at Syracuse University, Aymar Embury Collection, via Tad DeBerry)

 

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Hope Valley Country Club, ~1927.

 

(Courtesy Special Collections at Syracuse University, Aymar Embury Collection, via Tad DeBerry)

 

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Hope Valley Country Club, ~1927.

 

(Courtesy Special Collections at Syracuse University, Aymar Embury Collection, via Tad DeBerry)

 

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Hope Valley Country Club, ~1927.

 

(Courtesy Special Collections at Syracuse University, Aymar Embury Collection, via Tad DeBerry)

 

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Hope Valley Country Club, ~1927.

 

(Courtesy Special Collections at Syracuse University, Aymar Embury Collection, via Tad DeBerry)

 

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Hope Valley Country Club, ~1927.

 

(Courtesy Special Collections at Syracuse University, Aymar Embury Collection, via Tad DeBerry)

 

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Hope Valley Country Club, ~1927.

 

(Courtesy Special Collections at Syracuse University, Aymar Embury Collection, via Tad DeBerry)

 

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Hope Valley Country Club, ~1927.

 

(Courtesy Special Collections at Syracuse University, Aymar Embury Collection, via Tad DeBerry)

 

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Hope Valley Country Club, ~1927.

 

(Courtesy Special Collections at Syracuse University, Aymar Embury Collection, via Tad DeBerry)

 

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Hope Valley Country Club, ~1927.

 

(Courtesy Special Collections at Syracuse University, Aymar Embury Collection, via Tad DeBerry)

 

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Hope Valley Country Club, ~1927.

 

(Courtesy Special Collections at Syracuse University, Aymar Embury Collection, via Tad DeBerry)

 

The country club has lost a lot of its original exterior charm with additions over the years. It's best from the north side, but pretty ug from the south (golf course) side.

 

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