1514-1516 HOLLOWAY STREET

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1514-1516 HOLLOWAY STREET

1514-1516
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Durham
NC
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  • Submitted by K.G. on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 1:19pm

    I remember staying with my grandmother during the summer while out of school, and having to go with her to Marcelles Salon every three weeks. Loved going because they had Tru-Aid orange in the glass bottle, got one every time I went.

  • Submitted by W. White on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 1:59pm

    It is good to see one current picture that matches the historic picture. If you got rid of the vinyl siding and parked some old cars on Holloway, it would look like it did back in the "good ole days."

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 4:51pm

    I can't remember the address but this looks like the building that Evans Shoe Repair was in around the late 70s/80s. Mr. Evans moved from downtown at Five Points about that time. He was a nice man and we did a lot of business with him.
    Maybe you can locate a pic of downtown that shows where his shop was. Can't thank you enough for your work.

  • Submitted by a. librarian on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 12:06am

    Ah-ha! That was you that I almost ran over the other day, taking a picture in the street. (That's my car coming up Holloway in the present-day picture, which was not taken 10.02.10) I almost waved 'hello' but decided to keep both hands on the wheel.

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 2:15am

    Look how big the trees got

  • Submitted by retired English... on Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 3:02am

    Bruce Lawson of the TV/radio shop lived on the corner of Lathrop and Briggs a block away. I can remember when our TV died, my grandfather called Mr. Lawson and asked him to bring over another one. Now those were the days to trust someone that much! (or maybe my grandfather didn't want to be bothered!) Anyway Mr. Lawson was a fine man. Marcelle of the beauty shop was there for years and years and fixed many a head of hair and helped to make East Durham women even more beautiful than they already were. After my grandmother retired, she had a standing 8 A.M. appt. each Friday, and she only had a block to walk. Wonderful memories.

  • Submitted by Jane on Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 3:54am

    I love how big the trees are.

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  • Fri, 07/08/2011 - 11:06pm by gary

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35° 59' 37.8888" N, 78° 52' 27.4044" W

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1514-1516
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Durham
NC
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1514-1516 Holloway Street, 1950s
(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)

1514-1516 Holloway St. are commercial structures built on previously vacant land in the mid-1940s, as residential development began to spread east of East Durham and car traffic on NC98 and US70 increased.

In 1948, 1514 is listed as B (maybe "R") WD Seafood, and 1516 as Buttry's Grocery.

1954:1514 is listed as Carolina Builders and Supply Company, 1516 as Buttry's General Store, grocers

Although I didn't run across a directory listing for Bishop's Furniture at this location, I must have simply missed a short-run (I don't copy every year's city directory when I go to the library to do this research.) Clearly at some point in the 50s, Bishop's and Buttry's were located in these structures, although Bishop's is consistently listed at 1605 Holloway in the directories I pulled.

In 1957, the buildings are listed as 1514-1518, and the businesses are Burnette Home Supply (building materials, Tom's Barber Shop, and The Drapery Shop.

In 1960, the businesses are Lawson Radio & TV - sales and service, Marcelle's Beauty Salon, and the Drapery Shop.

The buildings are currently vacant with "for lease" signs in the windows.


1600 block of Holloway, 2.20.11

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I remember staying with my grandmother during the summer while out of school, and having to go with her to Marcelles Salon every three weeks. Loved going because they had Tru-Aid orange in the glass bottle, got one every time I went.

It is good to see one current picture that matches the historic picture. If you got rid of the vinyl siding and parked some old cars on Holloway, it would look like it did back in the "good ole days."

I can't remember the address but this looks like the building that Evans Shoe Repair was in around the late 70s/80s. Mr. Evans moved from downtown at Five Points about that time. He was a nice man and we did a lot of business with him.
Maybe you can locate a pic of downtown that shows where his shop was. Can't thank you enough for your work.

Ah-ha! That was you that I almost ran over the other day, taking a picture in the street. (That's my car coming up Holloway in the present-day picture, which was not taken 10.02.10) I almost waved 'hello' but decided to keep both hands on the wheel.

Look how big the trees got

Bruce Lawson of the TV/radio shop lived on the corner of Lathrop and Briggs a block away. I can remember when our TV died, my grandfather called Mr. Lawson and asked him to bring over another one. Now those were the days to trust someone that much! (or maybe my grandfather didn't want to be bothered!) Anyway Mr. Lawson was a fine man. Marcelle of the beauty shop was there for years and years and fixed many a head of hair and helped to make East Durham women even more beautiful than they already were. After my grandmother retired, she had a standing 8 A.M. appt. each Friday, and she only had a block to walk. Wonderful memories.

I love how big the trees are.

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