901 VICKERS AVENUE

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901 VICKERS AVENUE

901
,
Durham
NC
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Built in
1920-1930
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  • Submitted by Paul on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 6:24pm

    708 Parker Street (one house from the NW corner) was the first house I lived in when I moved to Durham in the summer of '93. It was, and still is a Bob Schmidtz property I believe. We lived through Fran and the opening of the new Durham Bulls Park. I enjoyed my time there, but ultimately felt the proximity and placement of Vickers and 147 hurt the neighborhood...though it did make for a fast commute to RTP since we basically lived on the on-ramp to 147 South :)

  • Submitted by Joseph H. on Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 3:30am

    The Parker entrance ramp to 147 is, I think, one of the oddest highway entrance ramps I've ever used.

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  • Sat, 08/27/2011 - 2:31pm by gary

Location

35° 59' 33.8676" N, 78° 54' 41.6448" W

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901
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1920-1930
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Local historic district: 
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 


Looking northeast, late 1970s.

How did this Craftsman bungalow end up on one corner of the Stagg (Greystone) property? Per the Historic Inventory, when Stagg's daughter married JL Hackney, Stagg moved an existing two story house that had built at the turn-of-the-20th century off of this corner - to 914 Shepherd St. - and had this house built for the couple.

It still stands today, albeit at the entrance to the Durham Freeway rather than the quiet little Parker St. which ran down the hill to a low-lying intersection with Duke St. before the Freeway was built.


Looking southeast, 01.27.08

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708 Parker Street (one house from the NW corner) was the first house I lived in when I moved to Durham in the summer of '93. It was, and still is a Bob Schmidtz property I believe. We lived through Fran and the opening of the new Durham Bulls Park. I enjoyed my time there, but ultimately felt the proximity and placement of Vickers and 147 hurt the neighborhood...though it did make for a fast commute to RTP since we basically lived on the on-ramp to 147 South :)

The Parker entrance ramp to 147 is, I think, one of the oddest highway entrance ramps I've ever used.

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