Hill House, Durham, North Carolina
Posted by: showbizkid
N 35° 59.382 W 078° 54.561
17S E 688462 N 3984827
Quick Description: Hill House is a 1910 Mansion in Durham.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 3/15/2006 7:20:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM90J
A Durham Landmark and National Register of Historic Places site, Hill House is located at 900 S. Duke St. It was constructed in 1910 for Durham attorney, banker, and philanthropist John Sprunt Hill.
The Spanish Colonial Revival style mansion was designed by Kendall and Taylor of Boston, also the architects of Watts Hospital. Hill became one of Durham’s most notable businessmen, founding Home Savings Bank (forerunner of CCB) and Durham Bank and Trust Company; he served as a state senator from 1933–38. The house is currently used exclusively as a meeting place for women’s civic organizations according to his will. It is also the headquarters of the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties.
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