DAN GRANT HOUSE
Two-story frame Colonial Revival, with plain siding, hipped roof, interior brick chimney, eight-over-eight window sash, three-bay front porch with Doric posts and flanking one-story frame wings that are additions. Built for Dan Grant, first UNC alumni secretary.
The house appears unaltered from the 1993 survey. The main two-story block faces west and is two bays wide and double-pile. It has plain weatherboards and original windows, including projecting bay windows on the façade and the left (north) elevation of a one-story wing on the north elevation. The six-panel door has five-light sidelights and is sheltered by a full-width, hip-roofed porch supported by grouped square columns. A two-story, hip-roofed wing extends from the right (north) elevation with a one-story, gabled wing to its south that connects to a one-story, hip-roofed wing with projecting bay window. A shed-roofed porch extends across the front of the two- and one-story wings on the south elevation, terminating at the hip-roofed wing and supported by paired square columns. County tax records date the house to 1927, though the house appears on the 1925 Sanborn map. The rear additions were constructed after 1950.
In the 2013 survey, this was deemed a Contributing Building..
Built concurrent with the house, this one-story, hip-roofed garage has plain weatherboards, eight-over-eight wood-sash windows, and two overhead doors on the south elevation facing Ridge Lane. It has been connected to the house via a gabled breezeway supported by square posts. In the 2013 survey, this was deemed a Contributing Building.
SOURCE: M. Ruth Little, National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Gimghoul Neighborhood Historic District, Orange County, OR0709 (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, 2013, via HPOWEB, accessed 8 Jan. 2020), courtesy of the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office; Heather Wagner Slane, 2013 Survey Update (NCSHPO HPOWEB 2.0, accessed 10 Jan. 2020); courtesy of the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office.