307 PEKOE AVENUE

307 PEKOE AVENUE

307
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1949
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307
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1949
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

Photograph taken by Heather Slane, National Historic District Submission, January 2018

Characterized by an asymmetrical, front-gabled entrance bay, this one-story, hip-roofed Period Cottage is three bays wide. It has a brick veneer, metal-framed windows, and an exterior brick chimney on the right (east) elevation. There is a projecting, front-gabled wing on the right end of the façade with paired windows, a triangular louvered vent in the gable, and a basement-level garage. The asymmetrical, front-gabled entrance bay is centered on the façade with a replacement door and unpainted wood surround. It is accessed by an uncovered brick terrace with metal railing that extends across the left (west) two bays of the façade. A shed-roofed porch at the rear (north) has been enclosed with windows over a weatherboard-covered knee wall. A stone wall extends across the front of the property and the left side of the driveway. County tax records date the building to 1949 and the earliest known occupants are Samuel L. Dudley, teacher at Hillside High School, and his wife, Evelyn C. Dudley, a public health nurse, in 1950. 

The lot was purchased from North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company on February 3, 1945.  The house was not completed until 1945.

Mr. Dudley worked until retirement at Hillside High School teaching vocational training to students who were not planning to attend college.  Mrs. Dudley remained in her profession until retirement as well.

On July 1, 2002, Housing and Urban Development sold the property to Ahmad Perry, Alexander S. Perry and his wife, Nichelle Perry.  They used the house as a rental investment property.

On August 12, 2005, Justice T. McConnell, who lives next door at 305 Pekoe Avenue, purchased the property.  This property remained vacant for a few years before being rented on and off over the next several years.  The house was vacant once again for approximately five years and was rented recently in mid-September 2020.

 

 

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