The 1,187-square-foot house was built in 1939.
Darnton is a visiting assistant professor in Reed College's Department of Political Science in Oregon.
He received his bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Southern California and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University.
According to BlockShopper.com, there have been 17 home sales in University Heights during the past 12 months, with a median sales price of $345,250.
Address: 817 Taylor Street NE
Buyer(s): Christopher N Darnton and Jessica L Thompson
Seller(s): Elizabeth A Bingham
Sale date: Nov. 27, 2009