1502 EAST PETTIGREW STREET

1502EPettigrew_050811.jpg

1502 EAST PETTIGREW STREET

1502
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Durham
NC
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Nice little house + store building along a still-attractive part of East Pettigrew St.

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  • Mon, 02/12/2018 - 8:06am by gary

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35° 58' 56.3628" N, 78° 53' 10.4568" W
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1502
,
Durham
NC
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Neighborhood: 
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1502EPettigrew_050811.jpg1502 East Pettigrew Street, 05.08.11

 

This structure once housed Catlett's restaurant and was listed in Victo Hugo Green's Green Book between 1947-1949.  The Green Book was an African American traveler’s annual guide for navigating Jim Crow America while on business trips and vacations.  Within its pages, readers could find entries – listed by city – for restaurants, lodging, gas stations, beauty parlors and barber shops, and other service providers, such as tailors, who would gladly take their business in an otherwise potentially unfamiliar and hostile environment.

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/29219280-892b-0132-4271-58d385a7bbd0#/?uuid=2f25ec30-892b-0132-3f8f-58d385a7bbd0

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