613 WEST CHAPEL HILL ST. - PURE OIL / PHILLIPS 66

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613 WEST CHAPEL HILL ST. - PURE OIL / PHILLIPS 66

613
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1960-1969
/ Demolished in
2013
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
,
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

A rather elaborate Pure Oil, cottage style station stood at the southeast corner of Vickers Ave. and West Chapel Hill until the 1960s; between 1960 and 1969, the Pure Oil station was torn down and replaced by another mid-century modern classic - the Phillips 66 station with the large triangular awnings. 

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  • Submitted by Dan on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 5:10am

    So I noticed this week that GT-ONE has appear to have moved/closed, as the building is now vacant and the cars are gone. After looking through the tax records, it appears this building was sold on 10/11/2012. The new owner is listed as "CHAPEL HILL DURHAM NC LP" but the registered address is to a collegiate housing company in Memphis, TN.

    Based on that company's other projects, looks like this building may get demolished for new development.

  • Submitted by Dee on Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 5:16pm

    My father worked at this station in the late 40's. It was operated by Cecil Thompson. Also employed there was Cecil's son, Jack, and Red Pickett.

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  • Sun, 01/05/2020 - 10:05pm by gary

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613
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1960-1969
/ Demolished in
2013
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
,
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 

1941

A rather elaborate Pure Oil, cottage style station stood at the southeast corner of Vickers Ave. and West Chapel Hill until the 1960s.

 

pureoil_vickers_195x.jpg

 

Between 1960 and 1969, the Pure Oil station was torn down and replaced by another mid-century modern classic - the Phillips 66 station with the large triangular awnings. 

phillips66_vickers_011769.jpg

01.17.69

03.31.2001 (G. Kueber)

613WChapelHill_090411.jpg

In 2013, this was demolished by EDR for their apartment complex development on this and the former Holiday Inn site.

02.27.13

02.27.13

Comments

So I noticed this week that GT-ONE has appear to have moved/closed, as the building is now vacant and the cars are gone. After looking through the tax records, it appears this building was sold on 10/11/2012. The new owner is listed as "CHAPEL HILL DURHAM NC LP" but the registered address is to a collegiate housing company in Memphis, TN.

Based on that company's other projects, looks like this building may get demolished for new development.

My father worked at this station in the late 40's. It was operated by Cecil Thompson. Also employed there was Cecil's son, Jack, and Red Pickett.

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