Above, 529 Holloway in 1964
529 Holloway is another of the early 20th century large Victorian houses built along the Holloway ridge line. Through the 1970s, the neighborhood had large shade trees, and neighborhood-scale streets (i.e., two-lanes, undivided)
529 Holloway and the remainder of the north side of the 500 block of Holloway St., 1970s.
During the 1970s, Elizabeth St. was widened to Ridiculous Size and connected with newly Ridiculous-Size Fayetteville St. Something also happened to most of the shade trees on Holloway - whether natural or human-induced, I don't know. (Despite our "Tree City USA" designation, I'll take the latter.)
The location on this newly-busy corner was not kind to 529 Holloway, and the house fell into disrepair. Back when I devoted many volunteer hours to Preservation Durham, we had an option to purchase this house for ~$85,000 - it was owned by a developer, and it had been gutted inside. We couldn't find a buyer. Eventually, the developer re-did the house himself, and sold it to someone who lives in Wake Forest, but leases it to Freedom House Recovery Center as "a ten-bed halfway house that provides up to six months of recovery services for alcohol/drug addicted men, and those who are dually diagnosed."
The neighborhood recently attempted to fight the Board of Adjustment rezoning of this house to accommodate 10 people rather than the existing 7-person designation. They did not succeed.
529 Holloway and the remainder of the north side of the 500 block of Holloway St., 2007.