ELIZABETH COTTEN HOME

EC 1915 mapEC 1934 mapEC 2016 aerial 1EC 2016 aerial 2EC 2016 aerial 3

ELIZABETH COTTEN HOME

314
,
Chapel Hill
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1890-1920
/ Demolished in
1950-1965
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  • Wed, 10/05/2016 - 7:41pm by SteveR

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314
,
Chapel Hill
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1890-1920
/ Demolished in
1950-1965
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

The famous folksinger known as "Elizabeth Cotton" was born Ella Nevill January 5, 1893 to George and Louisa Nevill, in or near Chapel Hill.  Within a few years, the family purchased land in the section of Chapel Hill now known as Northside. This property was likely rented or purchased circa 1900, but the deed wasn't transferred to Louisa ("Lou") Nevill until 1921.

The original houses on the property were demolished at some point (by the 1960s) and replaced with newer houses.

EC 1915 map

Nevill home circled in red, 1915 Sanborn map excerpt

EC 1934 map

1934 map excerpt

EC 2016 aerial 1

Google maps, 2016

EC 2016 aerial 2

Aerial view of the Nevill house site, Google maps, 2016

EC 2016 aerial 3

Street view of the Nevill house site, Google maps, 2016

 

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