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The neighborhood in which the Enoch Camp House now stands is primarily rural-residential, dominated by open fields. Some modern residential development is occurring to the southwest of the property.
Considerably altering its original appearance are the many additions annexed to the north, west and south elevations. The most imposing addition is the 2 1/2 story ell
added to the south elevation which doubles the size of the house. Additions to the north elevation include a single story ell and a shed-roofed enclosed porch. A modern sun porch was recently constructed on the south west corner of the house. The original block features eight-over-eight sash on the facade and an original eight-over-twelve sash in the gable end. The facade exhibits a modern aluminum door trimmed with a simple frame. Several outbuildings are located on the property including a large barn with slate roof.
Constructed about 1850, this 1 1/2 story, mid-nineteenth-century farmhouse sits on the west side of New Haven Road in the southwestern portion of Durham. Featuring a three bay facade, the building is supported by a post-and-beam framing system resting on a sandstone foundation. Presently sided with wood shingles, the house is capped by an asphalt-shingled, ridge-to-street gable roof.
Enoch F. Camp (1824-1876) erected this dwelling about 1850 on the site of the Noah Parmelee homestead. The son of Fairchild and Melicent (Coe) Camp, Enoch was a farmer.
His first wife, Mary A. Coe (1830-1849),died shortly after the birth of their first child, Andrew. Enoch remarried Sarah A. Munson (1829-1908) of Wallingford in 1850.
Sarah received the property upon her husband’s death and the house remained in the Camp family until 1907.