NELLIE DIXON ELLIOTT HOUSE
late 1920s, 1980s
One-story frame house with hip roof, interior brick chimneys, several shed dormers, pedimented Doric entrance stoop and rear screened porch. A major remodeling in the early 1980s that included installation of replacement windows and wood shake sheathing resulted in the loss of much of the original architectural integrity. It was built for Nellie Dixon Elliot and her daughters, Guelda and Lucille Elliott, who were librarians at UNC.
The house appears unaltered from the 1993 survey. The house has a single-light French door with one-light sidelights that is sheltered by a pedimented portico supported by grouped columns. Windows are single-light casement windows. There are shed-roofed dormers on the north and west elevations and a solar panel on the façade. A flat-roofed screened porch at the southwest is supported by square posts and has a brick foundation and lattice on the south elevation. County tax records date the building to 1934, though the house appears on the 1932 Sanborn map.
In the 2013 survey, this was deemed a Noncontributing 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.