1123 BROAD ESSO STATION

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1123 BROAD ESSO STATION

1123
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1920s
/ Demolished in
1980s
Neighborhood: 
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  • Submitted by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 1:09pm

    Was there a structure on the site between the demolition of the service station and the current auto parts building? I have a vague memory of a larger car service building there for a couple of years that never really made it (and was also demolished).

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Friday, October 23, 2009 - 1:47am

    heard that this was a superfund site and that they hauled ~20 foot depth of soil out of this site before building the current structure. does anyone know if this is true?

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Friday, October 23, 2009 - 10:00am

    This was indeed a 'leak' site, and they did haul tons of soil away. I would have guessed 30 feet. I also heard conflicting tales about whether EPA or Exxon (or both) paid for the cleanup.

  • Submitted by robby on Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 2:09pm

    The gas station photo is later. Note the NRA eagle in the window. This was the mid 1930s

  • Submitted by Gary on Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 2:17pm

    Robby - you are rights. Thanks also to David Southern, who pointed this out to me via email; just haven't had a chance to fix it, but it is fixed now.

    GK

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  • Thu, 07/07/2011 - 10:54pm by gary

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1123
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1920s
/ Demolished in
1980s
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 


1123 Broad, 1930s.
(Courtesy Joyce Tipton)

By the mid-1920s, the southwest corner of Broad and West Club had become a Standard Oil Co. Service Station. By 1941, this had become Dodson's filling station, which became an Esso station by 1948, and Dodson and Faucette Exxon by the 1960s.


Looking northwest, 1950s. The Esso service station is visible beyond 1131-1139 Broad St.
(Courtesy Barry Norman.)

I'm not sure when the service station went out of business/was torn down, but it appears to have been out of business by 1985. By the early 1990s, a Napa auto parts store had been built here, which has since become United Imports Auto Parts.


1123 Broad, 07.26.09

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Comments

Was there a structure on the site between the demolition of the service station and the current auto parts building? I have a vague memory of a larger car service building there for a couple of years that never really made it (and was also demolished).

heard that this was a superfund site and that they hauled ~20 foot depth of soil out of this site before building the current structure. does anyone know if this is true?

This was indeed a 'leak' site, and they did haul tons of soil away. I would have guessed 30 feet. I also heard conflicting tales about whether EPA or Exxon (or both) paid for the cleanup.

The gas station photo is later. Note the NRA eagle in the window. This was the mid 1930s

Robby - you are rights. Thanks also to David Southern, who pointed this out to me via email; just haven't had a chance to fix it, but it is fixed now.

GK

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