One of the early structures (lot 20A) built in the Gimghoul-Piney Prospect Development. This one-story dwelling was built in 1924 for W. E. Atkins, while working with the architectural firm of Atwood & Nash, by a contractor (named Barber or Barbour?) from Chatham County.
In the 1940s, the original west side porch was enclosed with siding and large plate glass windows.
1925 Sanborn map excerpt
From the NRHP Gimghoul Neighborhood Historic District registration form:
"1-1 /2 story frame Craftsman cottage, with a front cross-gable, latticework entrance porch with an engaged bracketted hood, transom and sidelights around the front door, plain siding, and triple 4/6 and 6/6 sash windows in the main facade, 6/6 and 6/9 sash on the sides and rear. The original west side porch was enclosed with siding and large plate glass windows in the late 1940s. Built for W. E. Atkins, who worked with the architectural firm of Atwood and Nash, by contractor Barber (Barbour) from Chatham County. This is said to be the first house built on Gimghoul Road. Atkins sold the house a short time later to Earl Peacock, a professor of economics at UNC."
View north, June 2019 (via Google Streetview)