CHISENHALL STORE

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CHISENHALL STORE

5833
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1935
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
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  • Submitted by Toby Berla on Friday, December 30, 2011 - 3:30pm

    @Gary - I'm not sure whether/how I might update this post to include location information for this little charmer, but in case you don't have time to add it... The building is located at 5833 Roxboro Rd. Here is a Google Street View picture of it: http://g.co/maps/tsg8z

    Regards,

    Toby

  • Submitted by gary on Friday, December 30, 2011 - 5:46pm

    Many thanks Toby! I've edited to add it - I wasn't sure where it was.

    Gary

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  • Sat, 01/14/2012 - 3:21pm by gary

Location

United States
36° 6' 12.5028" N, 78° 54' 36.8676" W
US

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5833
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1935
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 

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Ella Chisenhall began a family enterprise in 1935 when she built this frame, gable-roofed, box and canopy store with money inherited from her parents. When the structure was completed, her husband, Herbert, gave her one-half acre of land surrounding it. The couple’s oldest son, Clarence, ran the store for a number of years, selling groceries and gas. Another entrepreneur built a garage at the back of the store that was eventually converted to a four-room dwelling where later shopkeepers Andrew Aiken and Frank Hogan, a Chisenhall son-in-law, lived with their families. In the mid 1950s when the widening of US 501 required that the store be moved out of the right-of-way to its present location, the garage-turned-dwelling was demolished. After its move, the store was not reopened, and Vernon Chisenhall, the owner as of 1990, used the building for storage.

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01.14.12

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@Gary - I'm not sure whether/how I might update this post to include location information for this little charmer, but in case you don't have time to add it... The building is located at 5833 Roxboro Rd. Here is a Google Street View picture of it: http://g.co/maps/tsg8z

Regards,

Toby

Many thanks Toby! I've edited to add it - I wasn't sure where it was.

Gary

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