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331 West Main Street
Suite 606
Durham, NC 27701


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Greystone, designed by architect Charles Hook and built for James Stagg in 1911 is a stunning example of turn of the century Chateauesque style dwelling.  The manor sits on 3 acres, is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is one of the few original mansions left in the Durham, NC area.

Greystone Manor was built in 1911 for James Edward Stagg, a wealthy and prominent Durham citizen. From 1893 until 1895 Stagg was private secretary to his cousin Benjamin Duke of the American Tobacco Company fame. In 1895 Stagg became involved with the Durham and Southern Railway, serving as vice-president and general manager. Stagg’s other business activities in Durham included directorships of the Erwin Cotton Mill, the Pearl Cotton Mill, the Fidelity Bank, and the Union Station Company

Stagg was related by marriage to Dr. Bartlett Durham for whom the city is named.

The mansion sits on 3 acres of land in the Morehead Hill District – half a mile from Downtown Durham.