Re: [historic-sanford-nc] 404 N. Gulf - an introduction and an apology
- Hi Emily,
Welcome to the neighborhood! We're happy to hear you
finally found a home in the community, and are always
very excited to see families moving back down into
As far as the history of your home, some of the best
resources are your neighbors. We are lucky enough to
still have many residents that have lived here their
whole lives, and you likely have one or two nearby
that could tell you much about your home.
For general information, you can contact David
Montgomery, the director for Downtown Sanford Inc and
our Historic Preservation Commission. He can pull the
original name/owner and erected date from the National
Register inventory for you, and possibly tell you a
few more things, especially if your home is in the
David Montgomery, AICP
Downtown Sanford, Inc.
226 Carthage Street
Sanford, NC 27330
Hopefully that can get you started. The library also
has all of Pezzoni's notes from when he surveyed the
neighborhood for the district. So you can also go
there to perhaps find some additional tidbits.
Once you find out more, you may also be surprised to
find surviving family members. We have, and that has
been another great resource, and lots of fun.
So, again, welcome to the neighborhood. And we all
look forward to hearing more from you, and seeing your
family in the community.
Al & Denise
318 Summitt Drive
--- emilypage94 <edandempage@...> wrote:
> I just wanted to take a moment to say hello and____________________________________________________________________________________
> introduce myself. My
> name is Emily Page and my husband (Ed) and I just
> moved into the
> Duggan's old house at 404 N. Gulf. We looked at
> another house on
> Gulf when we first moved to Sanford seven years ago
> but as first time
> home buyers, we were not ready to buy a house that
> needed extensive
> work (including heating and air conditioning!). We
> were thrilled to
> find this house. The Duggan's did an incredible job
> renovating and
> we couldn't be happier in our new home. Our
> daughter Hailey will be
> five this month and our daughter Leah just turned
> two. We also have
> two beloved beagles, Copper and Daisy.
> We don't know anything about the history of our
> house, but would love
> to know as much as we can. If anyone knows anything
> or can tell us
> where to look, please let me know!
> As for the apology, some wonderful neighbor dropped
> by on Memorial
> Day and we did not answer the door. I am dreadfully
> sorry for this.
> Ed's parents were at our house and we heard the
> doorbell but we
> thought it was one of our girls playing with her
> grandfather on the
> porch because they love to turn the doorbell. My
> father-in-law told
> us later that it was not him and he saw someone
> crossing the street.
> If this was you, please know that we were not being
> rude, just a
> little dumb. Sorry!
> We look forward to meeting all of you and being a
> part of this
> wonderful community!
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