512-516 EAST PETTIGREW

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512-516 EAST PETTIGREW

512-516
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1950
/ Demolished in
1970-1972
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
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  • Submitted by Steve on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 1:52pm

    It's actually a pretty interesting circa-1950 structure, though!

    Like the new "Find this spot on a Google Map" feature, btw! Perspective is always good for figuring out where the heck one is...

    Thanks!

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 2:53pm

    I wish beef kidneys were still such a bargain. :-)

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 2:04am

    Off subject but has anyone heard about recent efforts by NIS to stabilize/rehab condemned houses instead of doing demolition? I heard some rumors of this recently and wonder if anyone knows what the truth is.

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 3:08am

    Gary,

    Is there a way to contact you offline?

    Thanks,
    Ginny Martin

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 3:27am

    Gary - on a post a couple weeks ago, you asked if I knew where the other two Nance's restaurants were. I just talked to someone who still lives there and was told the BBQ place was on Morreene (sp) Rd. She did not recall the exact address.

  • Submitted by MK on Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 10:29am

    It was where they built the ugly warehouse.

  • Submitted by Gary on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 6:42pm

    Ginny - if you click on the "View my complete profile" link on the right, there is a link to email me.

    GK

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 3:41am

    Gary,

    Thanks for your message. Unfortunately, in order to send you an e-mail, I have to know my incoming server and my outgoing server. Ask me a question I know! How about beta blockers or A1C's,or work related injuries in NC, I can chatter on forever. Just don't ask me about servers, I know nothing. Can you give me another clue?

    Ginny Martin

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  • Wed, 08/17/2011 - 9:47am by gary

Location

35° 59' 22.0668" N, 78° 53' 49.794" W

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512-516
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1950
/ Demolished in
1970-1972
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 


Looking southwest, ~1970.
(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)


Looking east down the south side of East Pettigrew St., ~1970.
(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)

A set of storefronts were built between 512 and 516 East Pettigrew apparrently in the 1920s. It's not clear to me when these were replaced with the building pictured above, but based on a subtle change in the addresses, it appears to have occurred around 1950.
At that point, the multi-tenant building at 512-516 East Pettigrew housed Quality Food Mart, the Dreamland Shoe Shine Parlor, and Kapp's Sport Shop.

By the late 1950s, the tenants were Bull City Watch and Repair, Taste-Rite bakery, the Dreamland shoe shine parlor, and Quality Food Mart. By the early 1960s, Bull City Watch had moved west to 510 East Pettigrew and was replaced by The Bee Hive, a clothes store. It closed by 1968, leaving Quality Food and the Dreamland. The building appears to have been demolished before 1972.


Looking southeast, 09.04.08

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Comments

It's actually a pretty interesting circa-1950 structure, though!

Like the new "Find this spot on a Google Map" feature, btw! Perspective is always good for figuring out where the heck one is...

Thanks!

I wish beef kidneys were still such a bargain. :-)

Off subject but has anyone heard about recent efforts by NIS to stabilize/rehab condemned houses instead of doing demolition? I heard some rumors of this recently and wonder if anyone knows what the truth is.

Gary,

Is there a way to contact you offline?

Thanks,
Ginny Martin

Gary - on a post a couple weeks ago, you asked if I knew where the other two Nance's restaurants were. I just talked to someone who still lives there and was told the BBQ place was on Morreene (sp) Rd. She did not recall the exact address.

It was where they built the ugly warehouse.

Ginny - if you click on the "View my complete profile" link on the right, there is a link to email me.

GK

Gary,

Thanks for your message. Unfortunately, in order to send you an e-mail, I have to know my incoming server and my outgoing server. Ask me a question I know! How about beta blockers or A1C's,or work related injuries in NC, I can chatter on forever. Just don't ask me about servers, I know nothing. Can you give me another clue?

Ginny Martin

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