1700 W. LAKEWOOD AVE.

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1700 W. LAKEWOOD AVE.

1700
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1920-1925
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  • Submitted by A City Girl on Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:32am

    I am a little surprised at this house on the inside, especially having been previously owned by a judge. Is it just me or is this house unusually plain on the compared to other houses of this size, age and location? It seems to me that the framing, moulding etc were just put in to put in but not of quality. I don't know maybe I am going crazy. It just really surprised me like I said. Any insights on this?

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  • Sat, 05/31/2014 - 11:16am by gary

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1700
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1920-1925
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

(Below in italics is from the National Register listing; not verified for accuracy by this author.)

Large 2-story pyramidal-roofed Craftsman-style house with 2 tall chinmeys and overhanging eaves with exposed rafter tails. Other original features are a hipped donner with casement windows, a hipped wraparound porch with Craftsman posts and wood railing, weatherboards, 5/1 sash windows, and a glazed and paneled door. The front steps have granite caps. The east side has an original 2-story wing. The family of Judge Alf Wilson were the owner/occupants fi·om at least 1939 to 1952.

 

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I am a little surprised at this house on the inside, especially having been previously owned by a judge. Is it just me or is this house unusually plain on the compared to other houses of this size, age and location? It seems to me that the framing, moulding etc were just put in to put in but not of quality. I don't know maybe I am going crazy. It just really surprised me like I said. Any insights on this?

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