905 FAYETTEVILLE STREET

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905 FAYETTEVILLE STREET

905
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1890-1920
/ Demolished in
late 1960's
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905
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1890-1920
/ Demolished in
late 1960's
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

The 900 block of Fayetteville St., by the 1940s, began the southern transition to the more residential portion of the Hayti neighborhood.

905 Fayetteville was a converted residence that housed Jones Shoe Shop through much of the mid 20th Century.


905 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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