John Sprunt Hill House

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John Sprunt Hill House
John Sprunt Hill House is located in North Carolina
John Sprunt Hill House
John Sprunt Hill House is located in the United States
John Sprunt Hill House
Location900 S. Duke St., Durham, North Carolina
Coordinates35°59′22.90″N 78°54′35.45″W / 35.9896944°N 78.9098472°W / 35.9896944; -78.9098472Coordinates: 35°59′22.90″N 78°54′35.45″W / 35.9896944°N 78.9098472°W / 35.9896944; -78.9098472
Area20 acres (8.1 ha)
Built1911 (1911)-1912
ArchitectKendall & Taylor; Underwood, Norman
Architectural styleMission/spanish Revival
NRHP reference #78001945[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 30, 1978

The John Sprunt Hill House is a historic house at 900 S. Duke street in Durham, North Carolina, in the Morehead Hill Historic District. Built in 1911-1912, it was the home of John Sprunt Hill (1869–1961) and his wife Annie Watts Hill (died 1940), daughter of George Washington Watts, co-founder of the American Tobacco Company.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

Hill bequeathed the Spanish Colonial Revival mansion to a foundation created in memory of his wife. The Annie Watts Hill Foundation was created to support non-sectarian, non-political female organizations. As of 2008, the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties makes its home here, although it is open to any group meeting the aforementioned criteria.[3]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ H. McKelden Smith and John B. Flowers. "John Sprunt Hill House" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-10-01.
  3. ^ "Louis A. Carr/John Sprunt Hill houses". Endangered Durham. 2008-01-08. Retrieved 2011-06-17.