Who knows what they — whoever “they” were — were thinking when they designed 427 N. Main Street in Graham. But it’s the kind of house that makes you think that our grandparents and great-grandparents may have been having more fun than we would suspect of those boring old people.
The house is in Graham’s North Main Street Historic District. The French Normandy Revival-style home features “a steeply pitched hip roof, a round witches cap entrance turret, segmental arched door openings, glazed and paneled doors, and decorative eave brackets,” the district’s National Register nomination says.
427 N. Main Street, Graham, Alamance County
The Carl and Mable Longest House
- Sold for $252,000 on July 27, 2021 (listed at $250,000)
- 3 bedrooms, bathrooms, 2,317 square feet
- Price/square foot: $109
- Built in 1937
- Listed June 17, 2021
- Last sale: $170,000, November 2017
- Neighborhood: North Main Street Historic District
- Note: County records date the house to 1937. The neighborhood’s National Register nomination puts it in the 1940s.
- “Carl Longest, a major in the army and a salesman, had the house built in the 1940s. Carl’s wife, Mable, was a school teacher.”