THOMAS WRAY (T. W.) WILKINSON (1913-2002)
Wilkinson was a well-known Durham building contractor and developer and built more than a hundred houses in Durham, including much of the southeastern portion of the Duke Park neighborhood from the 1930s through the 1960s. He named Anita Street for his daughter, now Anita Wilkinson Brame.
Biography adapted from Endangered Durham.
1957 - The Alfred Henderson King House, 1617 Shawnee, Durham. Essentially a multi-level ranch house in structure and style, the house is four separate levels with a central stair. Sold to Nixon advisor Nicholas H. Morley, who used it while in town for the Durham Rice Diet.Sold to Walker L. and Martha Pruitt. Sold to 1978 to Jack and Judith M. Keene. Sold in 1987 to Michael and Rosalind Harris. Sold in 1990 to Victoria Mask. Sold in 2019 to Diana and James Nishimuta.
1957 - The Langston/Hughes House, 404 Anita Street, Durham. Sold in 1983 to Dayna F. Deck and Thomas B. Kibby. Sold in 1998 to Deborah L. Hayes. Sold to William M. and Lindsay R. Smart.
1961 - The Donald J. Flake House. 2703 Sevier Street, Durham. Sold in 2018 to Tammy J. Lamoureux and Michael David Brandon.
Sources include: Son Tim Wilkinson, daughter Anita Wilkinson Brame.