Restoration Projects: Sales, Winter-Spring 2023

Sales, Summer-Fall 2022

601 Park Avenue, Greensboro
The Rigdon and Helen Dees House

  • Sold for $124,900 on January 10, 0223 (listed at $199,900)
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,636 square feet, 0.10 acre
  • Price/square foot: $76
  • Built in 1912
  • Listed August 23, 2022
  • Last sale: $3,000, March 1976
  • Neighborhood: Dunleath Historic District (local), Summit Avenue Historic District (NRHP)
  • Note: Longtime rental property
    • No central air conditioning
    • Dr. Rigdon Osmond Dees (1884-1954) and Helen Hazel Groome Dees (1891-1988) were the original owners. Rigdon bought the property in 1913, and they sold it in 1933, although by 1923 they had moved to 305 S. Mendenhall Street. Dr. Dees was a physician and surgeon. He practiced with his brother, Ralph Erastus Dees (1881-1957). Rigdon and Helen moved to Myrtle Beach in 1952. They were the paternal grandparents of noted media figure Rigdon Osmond Dees III (b. 1950).
  • The district’s NRHP nomination classifies the house as a “non-contributing structure”: “Permastone, asbestos siding, and altered windows have compromised this dwelling’s integrity.”
  • Sold for $55,000 on January 10, 2022 (originally $93,000)
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,700 square feet, 0.8 acre
  • Price/square foot: $20
  • Built in 1910
  • Listed September 26, 2022
  • Last sale: $27,500, February 2016

402 E. Main Street, Stoneville, Rockingham County

  • Sold for $75,000 on January 6, 2023 (listed at $125,000)
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bedroom, 1,540 square feet, 0.50 acre
  • Price/square foot: $49
  • Built in 1918
  • Listed November 11, 2022
  • Last sale: $550, September 1942