901 FAYETTEVILLE STREET

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901 FAYETTEVILLE STREET

901
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1945-1960
/ Demolished in
1965-1970
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

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35° 59' 4.9344" N, 78° 53' 52.3536" W

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901
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1945-1960
/ Demolished in
1965-1970
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 

The 900 block of Fayetteville St., by the 1940s, began the southern transition to the more residential portion of the Hayti neighborhood. The southeast corner of Glenn St. and Fayetteville St. had become Star Taxi by 1938, and Parham's Gulf Service Station by the 1940s. (Carolina Gulf by the early 1950s, Southside Service Station (a Shell Station) by the mid 1950s.


901 Fayetteville, 1962.
(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)

These structures were demolished by the late 1960s. I believe this area became part of the 1970s 'Tin City' - where the Relocation Authority placed businesses displaced by urban renewal. Most of Tin City was demolished by the 1980s, and this area was redeveloped as housing.


Site of 901-907 Fayetteville, 10.05.08

(The kids playing football in front of this house, interested in why I was taking pictures, were fascinated to learn about all of the buildings and businesses that once lined this street - for about 20 seconds, until football became far more interesting again. But they had no idea that they were living on the street where these businesses once were.)

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