Edward Kidder Graham House, c.1906

115 Battle Lane

Edward Kidder Graham was a UNC alum, former English professor, and ninth president of the univeristy. He built this home with his wife, Susan Moses Graham in 1906. The Colonial Revival style home features a Craftsman style porch. Originally it had the name Bulrushes. This was after Susan's maiden name and the bamboo brush that surrounded hte home. Over the years the house had many different residents. In 1909 four students, Charles Tillet, Kemp Battle, Francis Winslow, and Frank Porter Graham, rented the second floor suite. Tillet, Battle, and Winslow went on to be presidents of the Bar Association Graham later became president of the university. 


The house adds a special history to Chapel Hill. The 1968 horror-comedy Three in the Attic brought the house to the big screen. Although not an award winner, the film did grab the attention of Chapel Hill natives as well as film lovers when the house became condemned in 2008. Molly Froelich, a Chapel Hill resident and preservationist, bought the home in 2010 and began restoration work. Current owner, Martin Lindsey, finalized the restoration.