The Center for Urban and Regional Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill is in a charming white house called Hickerson House, named after a professor of engineering and mathematics. Thomas Hickerson supervised the building of Gimghoul Castle, which I posted about here.
A wide ribbon of purple iris (I'm positive it's 'Crimson King') wraps around the front yard and runs up beside the driveway.
One year we happened by this house when all of the iris were blooming ~ oh, the fragrance. Wonderful!
Isn't it a lovely rose? I wish I knew more about the history of the house but I can't find much online.
Update: I asked about this rose on the GardenWeb Antique Roses Forum and the consensus was that this rose is 'Fun Jwan Lo', a Rosa odorata var. gigantica hybrid that was used for rootstock early in the 20th century.