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Shepard House

North Carolina Central University Historical Marker

 
 
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By Devry Jones, November 10, 2018
1. Shepard House Marker
Inscription. The house was built in 1925 for Dr. James E. Shepard, founder and first president of North Carolina Central University, and his family, with funds collected until his death in 1947. The State of North Carolina purchased the home in 1949, and it served as the residence for presidents and chancellors until 1974. A grant from the National Park Service and private donations helped finance a renovation in 2004. The Shepard House now displays exhibits on the life and work of Dr. Shepard.
 
Erected by North Carolina Central University.
 
Location. 35° 58.521′ N, 78° 54.089′ W. Marker is in Durham, North Carolina, in Durham County. Marker is on Fayetteville Street south of Brant Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1902 Fayetteville Street, Durham NC 27707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Centennial Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); James Edward Shepard (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Former Site of Hillside High School (about 400 feet away); Clyde R. Hoey Building (about 400 feet away); Beulah C. Bowens Fuller
Shepard House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, November 10, 2018
2. Shepard House Marker
(about 700 feet away); North Carolina Central University (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bull City Blues (approx. half a mile away); American Tobacco Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durham.
 
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