Tri-Mountain Road, east side

Facing west onto Tri-Mountain Road, the Henry Page House is surrounded by open fields in a rural residential neighborhood.

  • Record ID: 177
  • Address: Tri-Mountain Road, east side
  • Current Owner: Miller, Harold and Elaine
  • Name of Building:
  • Historic Name: Henry Page House
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Notable Features

The three-bay facade is highlighted by a balustraded veranda supported on lathe-turned columns and exhibiting scroll-sawn brackets. The veranda roof is interrupted by a decorative pediment above the main entry-way. Hidden from view, the facade doorway is located in a recessed entry alcove. The facade also features a large gable-to-street dormer with paired center windows. Both the north and south gable ends feature an overhang and a similar set of paired windows. The eastern ell displays a full-length hip-roofed porch.

Historical or Architectural Importance

Henry Page built this simple 2t story, Queen Anne-style house in 1885. Resting on a brick foundation, the aluminum-sided balloon frame is capped by an asphalt-shingled gable roof. Henry Page (1832-1911), the son of Isaac & Eunice Page, built this house in 1885 across the street from his father's homestead. The Penny Press of Middletown recorded the event on March 13, 1885. "Henry Page and family have moved lnto their new house. It is a fine house." Mr. Page, a successful farmer and well-known agriculturalist, also burned charcoal for a profit. In 1886 he established the Mountain Spring Creamery and operated a successful dairy for many years. Active in local politics, Mr. Page served as a state representative between 1870 and 1872. He married Phebe L. Coe in about 1853 and they raised eight children: Eddie, Harriet, Theron, Lavinia, Henry I, Sarah E., Ben, and Frederick. In 1911 Ben and Fred inherited their father's house and owned it until 1918, when they sold it out of the family. The Henry Page House derives its significance as an important link to Durham's agricultural heritage.