Anon I don't think so. The series of buildings built along the east side of old Fayetteville St. as temporary 'housing' for displaced businesses was called 'Tin City' - as they were essentially big metal utilitarian sheds. All but one were demolished later - the last one was 'upfit' with brick veneer, etc. and housed the Carolina Times - that building is where Scarborough and Hargett moved after the county bought and tore down their building at Dillard and Roxboro. GK
I think this area used to be called 'Tin City' prior to urban renewal. I think those buildings are still in use are today.
Mr. Mitchiner is absolutely correct. The area also consisted of Friendly City Barber Shop(Eugene Suitt), Coleman And Sons Grocery(Johnny Coleman) and B&G Grill(Ben Robinson). Wonderful area to grow up in.
MMMMM... anyone know if Papa Jack's still in business?
Easy... Modern Beauty Shop et al., 2510 Fayetteville St. opposite St. Joseph AME Church near intersection of Fayetteville St. & Burlington Ave. The businesses in this small strip mall were indeed relocations of existing small businesses that existed along the original Fayetteville St./ Pettigrew St. corridor prior to being displaced by 'urban renewal' and subsequently the Durham Freeway/ NC 147 in the early 1970's.
Papa Jack's is mentioned as an occupant of both (old) 704 and 706 Fayetteville Street in this post of Gary's... http://endangereddurham.blogspot.com/2008/10/704-706-708-fayetteville.html
You're right Gary but I mean't the buildings and not the tin structures. My bad.........
I believe Tin City was in the Hayti area, and the building shown is in the area called Pearsontown.
Correct on Tin City- I'm gonna throw out the 700 block of South Alston Ave. Looks similar.