13 June 2015

Overlook Way "Summer House", Then and Now

A summer house is a place to enjoy a cool respite on a warm day.  The one at Duke Farms along Overlook Way delivers just that - and even provided refreshment in the form of well water when it first came into use at J.B. Duke's Hillsborough estate over a century ago.

Summer House at Duke's Park, postcard circa 1906

The well-preserved well house is one of many still standing at Duke Farms, although most are located outside the "historic core" of the property.  Stop by and escape the sun next time you are at the Farms.

Summer House on Overlook Way at Duke Farms, April 2015

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