A few years ago, Bob Blake was kind enough to let me scan a bunch of the photos he took, primarily in the 1950s, which he used for his paintings. He said that he thought this store was located on Glendale Ave.
Solved: 1001 Glendale Avenue
Can't make out any of the text on the signage, which might help a lot. Can you provide hi-def scans of those parts?
I'm guessing Hargrove was paved and widened at some point, based on the Sanborn map, so I think some of the land it sat on is now part of the street.
I think you're right - I totally missed that little store on the corner on the 1950 Sanborn map - it matches the northwest corner of Hargrove and Glendale - 1001 Glendale. You're still the Mystery Photo champ!
I believe this is at the corner of Glendale and Hargrove, looking northwest. Pay attention to the house on the right of the old photo and compare to the modern building.
Thanks Gary -- very helpful. The wrestling ad is for a match between Billy Two Rivers (according to wikipedia, "From 1957 to 1959, he competed primarily in North Carolina"). I can't find a reference to the other guy (Togg?).
I don't know that it does - it appears to all be advertising - the most prominent sign for a wrestling match. I've included maximum resolution crops of the front in case you can pick up something that I didn't
You may be right, but I don't think is necessary to assume the street was widened since the photograph was taken. The curb looks identical, and this narrow store is right up against both the street and the house next-door. It could have fit in that space.
I've added the Sanborn map - something seems odd about the spacing on the map vs. in the photo - combined with the significant regrading and paving, I'm wondering if something wasn't changed (in addition to the lack of a building.)
I think that store was still open as late as the 1980's - I remember going to a store called Glendale Grocery (I think) that was operated by one of my co-worker's cousins. Not much to buy except a soda and pack of nabs.
.. and it appears they sold 'Tru-Ade' non-carbonated "soda", which a guy named Jethro on the Internet tells me has been reintroduced to parts of NC as of April 2011 (no Durham, though)...
During the late 70s and early 80s this was our neighborhood store (Glendale Grocery). The store was operated by Ms. Marsha (I think her last name was Williams) and Mr. Shaw. The store was located on the corner of Hargrove and Glendale Ave.
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