200 BLOCK RONEY STREET

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200 BLOCK RONEY STREET

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  • Sun, 07/10/2011 - 10:30pm by gary

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35° 59' 52.2564" N, 78° 54' 8.9604" W

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While I often post about buildings that don't exist anymore, I don't as often get to post about streets and buildings that don't exist anymore.

As I've mentioned previously, Roney St. extended from East Chapel Hill St. northward (to Corporation) and ran past the front entrance to the Carolina theater. The other side of the street was the location of Montgomery & Aldridge, which seeems to have been a provider of automobile related service/supplies as well as appliances, TVs, etc.


Looking southeast from the corner of Morgan St. and Roney St., 1963.

These buildings were assessed for condemnation as part of the urban renewal project, but despite the demoliton of most of the surrounding structures, these survived into the 1980s.

Looking southeast from the corner of Morgan St. and Roney St., 1986.
(Courtesy Durham County Library)

They were demolished as part of the creation of the Civic Center Plaza (I prefer to think of it as Peopleless Plaza, although there are a couple in this shot) and the closure of Roney St. in 1987-88.


Looking southeast from the corner of Morgan St. and the former location of Roney St., 2007.

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