1840s; 1852 [renovation]
203 Battle Lane, Chapel Hill, NC
M. Ruth Little, The Town and Gown Architecture of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1795-1975 (2006).
The large frame house was expanded from a smaller one in ca. 1843-1844. Whether any of the outbuildings constructed by Harry (including his own house, later inhabited by Sam Morphis) still stand, possibly on other sites, is unknown. The Battle Family Papers (Southern Historical Collection) include Lucy Battle’s reports to her husband William on the progress of Berry’s 1852 remodeling of their house, including his work and that of his team of black and white workmen. After Berry’s work, the house was remodeled again over the years.