518-520 EAST PETTIGREW

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518-520 EAST PETTIGREW

518-520
,
Durham
NC
Built in
late 1920s
/ Demolished in
pre-1972
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
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  • Submitted by Chip on Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 1:30pm

    I have been reading your blog every other day for the past year, and I might have to stop, as someone whom has lived around here most of my life, its just too painful to see all that's gone. I'd much rather have a Jacks's Royal Music shop or a Papa Jack's cut-rate Six Pack around, than a TGIFridays or any other "insert big-box retailer here."

    You should change the name of your blog from "Endangered Durham," to "Durham is Already Gone."

    (As depressing as it is, thank you for all you post on here."

  • Submitted by j lamb on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 5:28am

    Thanks for showing Hayti. I've never seen pictures of it. I only hear of the stories about how it was a great place. I also heard that it wasn't as nice by the time they demolished it. It looks to me that like all they needed to do was clean it up. Keep this up and I would like to know what you think about this loss.

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  • Wed, 08/17/2011 - 9:56am by gary

Location

35° 59' 21.3072" N, 78° 53' 49.6428" W

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518-520
,
Durham
NC
Built in
late 1920s
/ Demolished in
pre-1972
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 


518 East Pettigrew, ~1970
(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)


518 1/2 East Pettigrew, ~1970
(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)


520 - 520 1/2 East Pettigrew ~ 1970
(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)

Built in the late 1920s, 518-522 East Pettigrew housed a variety of businesses, beginning with the New York Cafe at 518, the Pullman Co. at 518 1/2, and the City Electric Shoe Shop at 520.

1935, 518 housed Flossie Townsend's Barber Shop, and 518 1/2 housed a billiards parlor.
1938, 518 housed the People's Cafe, 518 1/2 housed a notions shop, and 520 the Cut Rate Shoe Shop.
1941: 518 housed Beck's Place restaurant, 520 housed Shelley's Shoe Shop, and 520 1/2 housed the Quality Market.
1947: 518 1/2 housed Rose Beauty Salon, and 520 and 520 1/2 were unchanged.
1948: 518 housed the Dixie Grill and Washett Self-Service Laundry, 518 1/2 housed Rose Beauty Salon, and 520 1/2 housed Quality Market.
1950: 518 housed the Carolina Times, 518 1/2 Day's Cafe, 520 Rose Beauty Salon, and 520 1/2 Johnson's Fish Market.
1954: 518 housed the Carolina Times, 518 1/2 Shelley's Shoe Shop, 520 and 520 1/2 unchanged.
1957: 518 housed the Midway Sport Shop, 518 1/2 Pawnbrokers Outlet, 520 Tip-Top Beauty Salon, and 520 1/2 Enterprise Realty.
1959: 518 unchanged, 518 1/2 The Durham Sunday Star, 520 the Tip Top Beauty Shop, 520 1/2 housed Star Radio and TV appliance Service.
1961: 518 and 518 1/2 vacant, 520 the Tip Top Beauty Shop, 520 1/2 the Imperial Barber Shop
1968: 518 housed the Royal Music Company, 518 1/2 vacant, 520 the Tip Top Beauty Shop, 520 1/2 the Imperial Barber Shop

The property appears to have been torn down prior to 1972.

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I have been reading your blog every other day for the past year, and I might have to stop, as someone whom has lived around here most of my life, its just too painful to see all that's gone. I'd much rather have a Jacks's Royal Music shop or a Papa Jack's cut-rate Six Pack around, than a TGIFridays or any other "insert big-box retailer here."

You should change the name of your blog from "Endangered Durham," to "Durham is Already Gone."

(As depressing as it is, thank you for all you post on here."

Thanks for showing Hayti. I've never seen pictures of it. I only hear of the stories about how it was a great place. I also heard that it wasn't as nice by the time they demolished it. It looks to me that like all they needed to do was clean it up. Keep this up and I would like to know what you think about this loss.

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