1001 NORTH MANGUM STREET

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1001 NORTH MANGUM STREET

1001
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1950
/ Modified in
1981
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

Formerly Dodson's Glenn Esso Service Station - renovated by Neighborhood Housing Services in ~1981.

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  • Submitted by kwix on Monday, April 4, 2011 - 3:33am

    There's got to be a great story behind the crashed fire truck. Gary or anybody else know it?

  • Submitted by Randy Tyler on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 2:05pm

    I read an article in the Carolina Times that told of a bizarre accident that involved one of the first Durham fire trucks. The accident happened on Avondale . The picture in the Carolina Times shows the fire truck hanging over the guardrail. Search the Carolina Times website circa 1958 between August & early Sept .This may be the same truck, same area.

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  • Wed, 11/07/2012 - 10:22pm by gary

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36° 0' 20.0376" N, 78° 53' 39.5916" W
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1001
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1950
/ Modified in
1981
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 

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Rear of the Esso Station at 1001 N. Mangum (oh, and a wrecked fire truck,) 12.22.57
(Courtesy The Herald-Sun Newspaper)

Constructed ~1950, this service station is listed as Dodson's Glenn Esso Service Station in the 1951 city directory. (Run by Glenn Dodson, who was the only resident of Mary Street, which ran from "1700 block of Avondale, east to East Trinity." Not sure I understand that.

By the late 1970s, at the latest, the service station was defunct.

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1981. Renoved by the Neighborhood Housing Services initiative, 1981-1984

(Below in italics is from the 1984 National Register listing; not verified for accuracy by this author.)

Former service station converted to offices in 1980. Cinderblock covered with aluminum panels. Garage doors replaced with
large windows covered with awnings.


1001 North Mangum St., 11.07.09

 

Comments

There's got to be a great story behind the crashed fire truck. Gary or anybody else know it?

I read an article in the Carolina Times that told of a bizarre accident that involved one of the first Durham fire trucks. The accident happened on Avondale . The picture in the Carolina Times shows the fire truck hanging over the guardrail. Search the Carolina Times website circa 1958 between August & early Sept .This may be the same truck, same area.

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