1907 CARDEN ALLEY

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1907 CARDEN ALLEY

1907
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1900-1920
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  • Submitted by bmc on Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 9:52pm

    Reminds me of Bay St.

  • Submitted by Rob Gillespie on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 9:52pm

    Also reminds me a lot of Rome Ave.

    Who was it that originally paved alleys as driveways, instead of asphalt?

    The 800 block of Exum is also paved with concrete. I always assumed that DCLT was involved, as they have done a lot to turn the street around. Was it the city, though?

  • Submitted by Ken on Friday, June 3, 2011 - 9:52pm

    When I was child I use to go with my father on occasion to do chores for Miss Ila House and Miss Rosa Vickers. They lived at the end of this street. Miss House was a teacher at Y.E. Smith School and beat many a child for learning too slowly. Here meanness and cruelty was legendary.

  • Submitted by Vivian Taylor Briggs on Monday, June 13, 2011 - 2:00am

    I lived the first ten years of my life at 310 Carden Alley.I am 62 years old now. The house has been torn down. I used to help Miss House and Mrs. Vickers tend to their garden. My younger sister had Miss House as a first grade teacher. My sister was spanked quite a lot by Miss House. Mrs. Vickers was one of the sweetest ladies that I had ever known.-Vivian Taylor Briggs

  • Submitted by Vivian Taylor Briggs on Monday, June 13, 2011 - 9:52pm

    I lived the first ten years of my life at 310 Carden Alley.I am 62 years old now. The house has been torn down. I used to help Miss House and Mrs. Vickers tend to their garden. My younger sister had Miss House as a first grade teacher. My sister was spanked quite a lot by Miss House. Mrs. Vickers was one of the sweetest ladies that I had ever known.-Vivian Taylor Briggs

  • Submitted by Denise L Harrison on Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 8:34am

    Carden Alley is a sweet, quiet street. I have restored and rehabbed a few houses on this street and the street is regaining new life. We a nice quiet community. Come visit and take a new picture.

  • Submitted by gary on Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 8:54am

    Denise - thanks for your message - you can actually modify this and add your own picture! Read how in the "About" link

    http://www.opendurham.org/about-open-durham

     

  • Submitted by Ricky on Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 7:30pm

    Doing some family research I discovered my great grand father Carson Blackwell lived @ 310 Carden Alley in 1932

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1907
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1900-1920
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

1907 Carden Alley (DC Tax Office)

 

cardenalley_050811.jpeg
05.08.11 (Photo by Gary Kueber) 1907 Carden Alley is on the right.

1-story tri-gable house with vinyl siding, 1-over-1 replacement sash windows, and a hipped porch with replacement posts. 1913 SM.

One of those great tucked-away, small town in the middle of Durham kind of spots, Carden Alley feels a bit like a place out of time to me.
 

Comments

Reminds me of Bay St.

Also reminds me a lot of Rome Ave.

Who was it that originally paved alleys as driveways, instead of asphalt?

The 800 block of Exum is also paved with concrete. I always assumed that DCLT was involved, as they have done a lot to turn the street around. Was it the city, though?

When I was child I use to go with my father on occasion to do chores for Miss Ila House and Miss Rosa Vickers. They lived at the end of this street. Miss House was a teacher at Y.E. Smith School and beat many a child for learning too slowly. Here meanness and cruelty was legendary.

I lived the first ten years of my life at 310 Carden Alley.I am 62 years old now. The house has been torn down. I used to help Miss House and Mrs. Vickers tend to their garden. My younger sister had Miss House as a first grade teacher. My sister was spanked quite a lot by Miss House. Mrs. Vickers was one of the sweetest ladies that I had ever known.-Vivian Taylor Briggs

I lived the first ten years of my life at 310 Carden Alley.I am 62 years old now. The house has been torn down. I used to help Miss House and Mrs. Vickers tend to their garden. My younger sister had Miss House as a first grade teacher. My sister was spanked quite a lot by Miss House. Mrs. Vickers was one of the sweetest ladies that I had ever known.-Vivian Taylor Briggs

Carden Alley is a sweet, quiet street. I have restored and rehabbed a few houses on this street and the street is regaining new life. We a nice quiet community. Come visit and take a new picture.

Denise - thanks for your message - you can actually modify this and add your own picture! Read how in the "About" link

http://www.opendurham.org/about-open-durham

 

Doing some family research I discovered my great grand father Carson Blackwell lived @ 310 Carden Alley in 1932

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