Top: A “tar paper shack” on Morehead Ave., in the West End neighborhood. Wood, tin and asphalt shingle single pen house, overgrown with honeysuckle vine. As with everything physically present that has ever meant a damn in the city; that is beautiful even in its penury, the City of Durham has condemned, with intent to demolish.
Bottom: Barely six blocks away, the John Sprunt Hill mansion on South Duke Street in the Morehead Hill neighborhood. The Spanish Colonial Revivial house was built in 1911, designed by the same architect whom designed Watts Hospital. The house, now in trust ownership, is utilized by the Junior League.