Boone House, late 1970s
Demetrius Boone moved to the southwest corner of N. Mangum St. and West Geer St. around 1910 - the Historic Inventory opines that the original structure was remodeled by Boone around 1913 to its present form - with the unusual feature of a gambrel front gable projecting from a hipped roof.
Boone entered the drugstore business with Claude Haywood, forming the Haywood-Boone Drugstore at North Mangum and West Main St., and later Boone's Drugstore at West Parrish, Orange, and N. Mangum Sts.
The house has been owned for some time by Floyd McKissick, Jr., who let the house deteriorate quite a bit while he tried to sell the house for several years - first through Preservation Durham, and then via a large sign on the property. The house has since been renovated, and is the home of record for McKissick's representation of Durham in the NC State Legislature. As others have noted, the exterior of the house remains immaculately undisturbed - seemingly unsullied by the trespass of human traffic.
Boone House, 06.23.08