2713 Leesville Road

2713 Leesville Road

Known as the Fendol Bevers House, this rare antebellum farmhouse must be moved.

2713 Leesville Road
1,280 square feet
Circa 1850

This early I-House has Greek Revival details, a stone foundation and chimneys, original windows with ornamented surrounds, and an intact interior. Early farm buildings surrounding it include a kitchen house, smoke house, and several tobacco barns and storage sheds. Fendol Bevers was Raleigh’s City Engineer and surveyed Wake County. His 1871 survey map helped establish the Durham County borders when it split from Wake County 10 years later. In 1895, after Bevers’ death, the house and farm were sold to J. Elmer Ross.

The Fendol Bevers Farm may be one of the best preserved farms in Durham County and is one of only a handful of antebellum structures still standing in the area. The property has been added to the state’s study list, is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, and has potential as a local landmark.

Free + up to $15,000 in moving costs

Preservation Durham is a 501(c)3 organization, whose mission is to protect Durham’s historic assets through Action, Advocacy, and Education. As a part of this mission, in 1999 PD created the Endangered Properties Program, which works directly with property owners to save threatened structures and find preservation-minded buyers to steward them into the future. To learn more about the program and the houses that are being featured, visit the Buy Property section of the website.

If you are a serious buyer and are interested in preserving the history and integrity of Durham, contact Elizabeth Marsh at Preservation Durham to schedule an appointment. Please call 919-682-3036 or email elizabeth@preservationdurham.org.