904 FAYETTEVILLE

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904 FAYETTEVILLE

904
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
~late 1940s-early 1950s
/ Demolished in
after the mid-1970s
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

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  • Submitted by Joseph H. on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 2:23pm

    From the stairwell on the left and the window AC up front, I'm guessing this was yet another business where the owners lived upstairs. I guess no one does that any more, although it used to be very common, right?

    In the modern photo, there's a change in the brick halfway along the wall of 902. Is that an extension on 902, or is it how long 904 was before it was demolished? I'm guessing the former, but it's kind of hard to tell how long 904 was and compare the two photos.

  • Submitted by KeepDurhamDifferent! on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 4:28pm

    I don't think enough businesses take advantage of the powerful psychological message embodied in "Cut Rate XXXXX".

  • Submitted by DELL RAINS on Monday, March 11, 2013 - 6:11pm

    I would like to address the comment about the owners living upstairs.  During my lifetime in the community, the upstairs part was a nightclub under several names.  The upstairs was "The Square Club" for a time and "the High Life Club" for a time

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  • Wed, 01/02/2013 - 2:45pm by gary

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904
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
~late 1940s-early 1950s
/ Demolished in
after the mid-1970s
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 


904 and part of 902 Fayetteville St., 1962.
(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)

The above picture most clearly shows 904 Fayetteville St., a commercial structure built in the late 1940s or early 1950s as a grocery store; it originally housed the Cut Rate Super Market, and, by the 1960s, Quality Foods Super Market.

To its right in the above picture is a partial view of the ABC Store, built between 1954 and 1957.

The supermarket building appears to have still been in existence by the mid-1970s. I'm not sure when it was demolished. Surprisingly to me, the ABC store is still here. Although its entrance has been shifted to the former back of the store, to face the 'new' Fayetteville St., the original facade (minus the lettering) remains. It is thus the only structure other than St. Joseph's on 'old' Fayetteville St. to survive urban renewal.


Site of 904 and the still-extant 902 Fayetteville St., 10.05.08

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Comments

From the stairwell on the left and the window AC up front, I'm guessing this was yet another business where the owners lived upstairs. I guess no one does that any more, although it used to be very common, right?

In the modern photo, there's a change in the brick halfway along the wall of 902. Is that an extension on 902, or is it how long 904 was before it was demolished? I'm guessing the former, but it's kind of hard to tell how long 904 was and compare the two photos.

I don't think enough businesses take advantage of the powerful psychological message embodied in "Cut Rate XXXXX".

I would like to address the comment about the owners living upstairs.  During my lifetime in the community, the upstairs part was a nightclub under several names.  The upstairs was "The Square Club" for a time and "the High Life Club" for a time

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