1111 N. Mangum Street – Maynard Mangum-Rice Diet House

The Maynard Mangum-Rice Diet House, built in 1911, is a grand two-story Colonial Revival style house in the Old North Durham neighborhood. The house bears connections to both tobacco and dieting, two of Durham’s preeminent twentieth-century industries. It is significant as a cultural resource in Durham for its use as the Rice Diet House from approximately 1948 to 1992. It is also significant for its connection to W. Maynard Mangum, a tobaccoist and partner in Umstead, Mangum, & Co. and Star Warehouse. Additionally, the house retains a high level of architectural integrity and serves as an excellent example of the Colonial Revival style and the work of the local firm of Rose & Rose Architects. The home was listed as a Durham County Local Landmark in May 2010.