503 NORTH DRIVER STREET-RC ROLLINS HOUSE

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503 NORTH DRIVER STREET-RC ROLLINS HOUSE

503
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1922
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This large Craftsman home was the residence of RC Rollins, who owned the store next door at 501 North Driver. 

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  • Mon, 08/06/2012 - 1:32pm by Karen

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503
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1922
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

 

 

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(Below in italics is from the 2004 East Durham National Register listing; not verified for accuracy by this author.). 

RC. Rollins House. Large 2-story Craftsman-style house with a hip roof, a hip dormer window, and a 1-story hipped Craftsman porch that was originally wraparound but has been enclosed at the side. R. C. Rollins, a contractor who built many houses in East Durham from 1900 to 1941, constructed this as his residence in 1922. [Roberts, Durham A&HI, 98] 

RC Rollins House and Store, 1980

Per the 1980 Historic Inventory

In 1923, RC Rollins, a contractor who built many houses in East Durham between 1900 and 1941, built this large two-story frame house with a hipped roof as his own residence. The porch, which originally was wraparound, is supported by large box posts with molding on brick plinths, the sole decorative element of the house. The year after building his house, Rollins constructed the small gable-front commercial building with false parapets in his side yard at the corner. Rollins' wife, Josie, ran a grocery here for many years. [As of 1980], Rollins' daughter lived in the house, which had been converted to apartments; she continued to operate the store, which was the oldest surviving grocery in this area of East Durham [at the time.]

The home and store (501 N. Driver) were both sold in late 2010.

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