701 N. Alston Ave.

Bowen Bros and Holt.jpg

701 N. Alston Ave.

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Durham
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Rental house occuupied by Bowen family.

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  • Submitted by RikR on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 12:41am

    This house is visible in pictures on the Morning Glory neighborhood page.

  • Submitted by gary on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 7:38am

    Thanks for contributing this RIk! What a great picture.

    The 1928 city directory shows Bowen Bros. and Holt (RC and ED Bowen, JL Holt)  in the Edgemont commercial district - at 951 East Main. The building is still standing.  It appears to have changed names or gone out of business by 1933, as there is no listing for Bowen Bros. from that point forward.

     

    GK

  • Submitted by RikR on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 10:13am

    Thanks for digging up that info on the store. I have an interior picture I will post.

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  • Wed, 06/20/2012 - 7:10am by RikR

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35° 59' 31.11" N, 78° 53' 10.4064" W
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701
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Durham
NC
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Bowen Bros and Holt.jpg

This home was rented by and occupied by the Bowen family in the 1930s - 1950s. The block was later cleared to build a grocery store and this house was moved to the 900 block of Hopkins St. where it served for some time as a Boys Club. Later the 900 block was cleared for a new school. The truck has on its side "Bowen Bros. & Holt Groceries Fresh Meat". The exact location of their store is unknown, but is believed to have been in Edgemont, probably in or near the 900 block of East Main St.

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This house is visible in pictures on the Morning Glory neighborhood page.

Thanks for contributing this RIk! What a great picture.

The 1928 city directory shows Bowen Bros. and Holt (RC and ED Bowen, JL Holt)  in the Edgemont commercial district - at 951 East Main. The building is still standing.  It appears to have changed names or gone out of business by 1933, as there is no listing for Bowen Bros. from that point forward.

 

GK

Thanks for digging up that info on the store. I have an interior picture I will post.

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