119-123 ORANGE ST.

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119-123 ORANGE ST.

119-123
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Durham
NC
Built in
1913-1924
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  • Wed, 11/20/2013 - 9:33am by gary

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35° 59' 47.1804" N, 78° 54' 1.7136" W
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119-123
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1913-1924
Construction type: 
,
Local historic district: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 
,

 

Orange St. was, as the name implies, once a street - with older commercial structures along the western side of the street.


Above, a fuzzy view of the western facades of Orange St. - behind First Baptist Church, 1924.

Below, the view from December 1963, looking northwest on Orange St. Only a portion of 111-113-115 is visible on the left, but the Markham Jones Company building (119-123) is fully shown. Incidentally, notice that the flag is at half-mast after Kennedy's assassination.

Below, another view looking west from Rigsbee, though a parking lot.

Some bad replacement windows hit the Markham Jones Company (along with a modern-style first floor facade) in the early 1970s.

Early 1970s (Durham County Library)

Overall, Orange St. would do well with elimination of the big planters - similar to the ones just removed from Main St. - and a return to a normal streetscape.

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