201 RONEY STREET - SECURITY SAVINGS BANK

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201 RONEY STREET - SECURITY SAVINGS BANK

201
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1958
/ Demolished in
1986
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  • Mon, 02/06/2012 - 9:36pm by gary

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35° 59' 49.5132" N, 78° 54' 9.936" W
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201
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1958
/ Demolished in
1986
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

nwcorner_Roney_ECH_1960s.jpg
1960s, looking northwest.
(Courtesy Durham County Library)

The northwest corner of East Chapel Hill St. and Roney Sts. was vacant land during the late 1910s and early 1920s - commercial masonry storefronts that filled in along the block face to the west didn't make it down this far, for whatever reason. A filling station was built on the corner in the late 1920s - which was a Pure Oil station by the 1940s.


Looking west, 1945
(Courtesy Herald-Sun)

This station was remodeled by the 1950s.


1950s, looking northwest. The Carolina Theatre is in the background.
(Courtesy Durham County Library)


1950s, looking west-northwest. The back of City Hall is in the background
(Courtesy Duke Archives, Wyatt Dixon Collection)

In 1958, the gas station was torn down, and the Security Savings and Loan building was constructed in its place


Construction, 07.01.58
(Courtesy Herald-Sun)

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1959 - Courtesy Herald-Sun

nwcorner_Roney_ECH_1960s.jpg
1960s, looking northwest.
(Courtesy Durham County Library)

This was torn down as part of the construction of the convention center in 1987-88. The intersection of Roney St. and Chapel Hill St. was eliminated.


Looking northwest, 2007.

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Here are a couple more shots of this corner with Belk in the background:

http://livemalls.blogspot.com/2008/03/belk-leggett-downtown-durham-north...

 

Funny(ish.) Those shots were pulled from Endangered Durham.

http://endangereddurham.blogspot.com/2007/02/100-block-east-chapel-hill-...

(They are originally from the Ralph Rogers collection at the library, but I recognize my edits.)

 

GK

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