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Shepard House

North Carolina Central University Historical Marker

 
 
Shepard House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
 
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 when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1902 Fayetteville Street, Durham NC 27707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. 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); College Heights Historic District (about 500 feet away); Beulah C. Bowens Fuller (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named College Heights Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Algonquin Tennis Club (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durham.
 
Additional keywords. HBCUs
 
Shepard House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 10, 2018
2. Shepard House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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