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Dr. George Davis’ House – it’s being saved!

07 Aug

Dr. George Davis’ House, located at 301 Campus Street in the Biddleville Community of Northwest Charlotte has been rescued by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission with help from private resources and is in the process of being restored. Here are a couple of pictures of the restoration:

Picture taken by author.

Picture taken by author.

Side of the house - Photo taken by author.

Side of the house – Photo taken by author.

According to the report written by Dr. William Huffman of the Historic Properties Commission; the house was originally built in the 1890’s as a frame structure, additions made in the early 1900’s and the brick added in the 1920’s.  After Dr. Davis’ passing in 1955, the house was sold to Johnson C. Smith University, where it served as student housing up until 1982.

Here is what the house looked like when Dr. Davis and his wife were raising their children in the house and what it will look like when the restoration is complete:

What the house looked like in the early 1920's when the brick veneer was added. Picture taken by author.

What the house looked like in the early 1920’s when the brick veneer was added. Picture taken by author.

I’ll be keeping up with the progress and write about it in another entry.

Notes:

Survey and Research Report: The Dr. George E. Davis House.  Prepared by Dr. Dan Morrill for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission March 7, 1984.  Retrieved August 7, 2013 at http://www.cmhpf.org/Properties%20Foundation%20Reports/davis.html

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