Neglected Play House / Watkin's

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Comments (2)

sfprice1026 on September 12, 2010

Hi, my hometown is Oxford (I live in Raleigh now), and I have recently been working on my family history and actually found out that my family used to own this hosue in the 1930's (my mother's family were Watkins). I was wondering if this was actually on your property now, or if you knew who owned it. I would love to come out and take some pictures of it for my scrapbook myself!

coleimage on September 13, 2010

We're not the owners, just merely photographers in Oxford. We managed to take quite a few pics without a problem.

The home is in a sad state though- and is the focus of a good bit of animosity because of such. My understanding is that a Thomas Watkins continues to own the property.

The city and neighbors on College Street would love for this once beautiful home to be rehabilitated.

In the meantime, however, it's photogenic for entirely different reasons.

another pic another pic

Best of luck.

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