1000-1100 WEST CLUB BLVD.

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1000-1100 WEST CLUB BLVD.

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  • Submitted by David N. on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 3:13pm

    Gary, do you have a Sanborn showing those two houses? I'm having trouble reconciling the photos with the Sanborn posted on Monday, which shows Watts intersecting Club from the south, but "not opened" from the north. Today's photos instead appear to show a road intersecting Club from the north (and apparently traveled, if the tire marks on the pavement are any indication) but no continuation to the south of Club. Any idea why this might be?

  • Submitted by Gary on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 3:24pm

    David

    I realize I actually took the after photo a bit too far to the west - I should have taken it a short block further to the east, at Watts - you can see the Watts intersection by the Northgate sign. It appears on the Sanborn that the intersection with Watts existed to the north, although unopened beyond a point. Not sure about the the south - it could just be the angle of the picture, or perhaps that section of Watts opened between 1931 and 1937, with the previous northbound traffic heading up the curve of Guess Road.

    The two houses are still standing on Gregson.

    GK

  • Submitted by David N. on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 4:33pm

    Ah, that explains it: I was trying to locate those houses on Dollar Ave.

    You can see the backs of those houses in bing's birds eye view. The house on the right is especially clear:
    http://tinyurl.com/2ejfedr

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 5:56pm

    Interesting that there are telephone poles on BOTH sides of the street. Does anyone know if that was customary back then and if so, why?

  • Submitted by David N. on Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 4:16pm

    Is one set of polls perhaps power and the other telephone?

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  • Fri, 07/08/2011 - 11:57pm by gary

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36° 1' 1.2396" N, 78° 54' 36.4932" W

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"Club Blvd. east from Watts St., May 1931."
(Courtesy Duke Forest Collection)


"Club Blvd. east from Watts St., May 1931."
(Courtesy Duke Forest Collection)


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Comments

Gary, do you have a Sanborn showing those two houses? I'm having trouble reconciling the photos with the Sanborn posted on Monday, which shows Watts intersecting Club from the south, but "not opened" from the north. Today's photos instead appear to show a road intersecting Club from the north (and apparently traveled, if the tire marks on the pavement are any indication) but no continuation to the south of Club. Any idea why this might be?

David

I realize I actually took the after photo a bit too far to the west - I should have taken it a short block further to the east, at Watts - you can see the Watts intersection by the Northgate sign. It appears on the Sanborn that the intersection with Watts existed to the north, although unopened beyond a point. Not sure about the the south - it could just be the angle of the picture, or perhaps that section of Watts opened between 1931 and 1937, with the previous northbound traffic heading up the curve of Guess Road.

The two houses are still standing on Gregson.

GK

Ah, that explains it: I was trying to locate those houses on Dollar Ave.

You can see the backs of those houses in bing's birds eye view. The house on the right is especially clear:
http://tinyurl.com/2ejfedr

Interesting that there are telephone poles on BOTH sides of the street. Does anyone know if that was customary back then and if so, why?

Is one set of polls perhaps power and the other telephone?

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