700-704 NINTH ST.

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700-704 NINTH ST.

700-704
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1907-1913
Construction type: 
,
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

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  • Submitted by Anonymous on Monday, August 10, 2009 - 1:21pm

    You have forgotten the upstairs tenants of this building, with the entrance on Perry Street. It was the original home of the Music Loft, then became High Strung Music, now home of Ninth Street Dance.

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 3:24pm

    Agree with Anonymous! Also I noticed the 1950 Sanborn Map says "Lodge Hall 2nd" - anyone remember what Lodge was there?

  • Submitted by Gary on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 3:36pm

    You are right - I did forget them. I was looking at the city directories for the Ninth St. addresses only, not the Perry St. addresses. I'll try to get back to them to look up the past upstairs tenants. (Or feel free to do it for me!)

    GK

  • Submitted by Tim Nash on Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 10:38am

    I remember as a child in the 1950's my mother would attend the Union meetings periodically that were held in the upstairs space. I remember it as a mostly open space, with a lot of wood. She would sometimes take minutes of the meetings.

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  • Wed, 08/17/2011 - 6:19pm by gary

Location

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36° 0' 28.296" N, 78° 55' 19.2576" W
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Comments

700-704
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1907-1913
Construction type: 
,
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 

700-702 Ninth Street was among the earliest commercial masonry structures built in West Durham, located at the corner of Hillsboro (later Perry) and Ninth, where the streetcar turned from Ninth Street towards Broad. It was built between 1907 and 1913. In 1926, it housed Brewers Drug Store in 700 and the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (the A&P) in 702. By 1930, the building was expanded to the north with a similar-in-appearance additional bay, 704 Ninth St. The A&P moved into this section. 702 was soon occupied by Kam's Barber Shop and Nellene Beauty Shop.

By the late 1930s:
700: Brewers Drug Store, Textile Workers' Union Am Local No. 246 (2nd Floor)
702: Nellene Beauty Shop, Hall's Barber Shop
704: Ser-V-All Food Store

By the 1940-1950s
700: Brewers Drug Store,
702: Nellene Beauty Shop, Gus' Barber Shop
704: Lesco Homes district sales office, Home Builders and Realty Co., Swain Bros Stationers


(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)

By 1965

700: Ivy 's Florist
702: Nellene Beauty Shop, Bell's Barber Shop
704: Carolina Textile Products

By 1970

700: The Shoe Inn
702: Nellene Beauty Shop, Ninth St. Barber Shop
704: Textile Remnants Inc.

By 1985:

700: Campus Florist
702: A New Reflection Beauty Shop, Ninth St. Barber Shop
704: Bernard's Formal Wear.

By 1990:

700: Campus Florist
702: The Play House, King's Barber Shop,
704: Vacant

Today, after the unfortunate removal of the box cornice from 700-702, the buildings house Ninth Street Florist, The Playhouse, and Wavelengths Salon.


Looking northeast, 04.05.09

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Comments

You have forgotten the upstairs tenants of this building, with the entrance on Perry Street. It was the original home of the Music Loft, then became High Strung Music, now home of Ninth Street Dance.

Agree with Anonymous! Also I noticed the 1950 Sanborn Map says "Lodge Hall 2nd" - anyone remember what Lodge was there?

You are right - I did forget them. I was looking at the city directories for the Ninth St. addresses only, not the Perry St. addresses. I'll try to get back to them to look up the past upstairs tenants. (Or feel free to do it for me!)

GK

I remember as a child in the 1950's my mother would attend the Union meetings periodically that were held in the upstairs space. I remember it as a mostly open space, with a lot of wood. She would sometimes take minutes of the meetings.

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