Watts Hospital-Hillandale Neighborhood Association

Stop #10 – The Sally Six

2405 through 2415 West Club Boulevard

In the late 1920s, Durham builder John L. Sally erected six similar houses side by side as a speculative venture.

Although the houses were not custom built according to the plans and wishes of individual home buyers, each of these houses is well-built and interesting in its design and details.

A significant limiting factor in the construction of these houses is that each is located on an extremely narrow and very deep lot (40′ by 390′).

By using spacious shed dormers and gambrel or “Dutch” roofs, Sally was able to tuck a great deal of living space into what would otherwise have been attic space.

All of the houses have classical detailing consistent with their general Colonial Revival styling.

Written by Tom Miller.

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