COOKE'S CAFE

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COOKE'S CAFE

200
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
/ Demolished in
1957
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
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  • Submitted by Joseph H. on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 1:45pm

    Wow, that blowed up real good. :)

  • Submitted by David McMullen on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 4:40pm

    From Google:

    Tobacco Workers International Union
    205 S. Gregson St.
    Durham, NC 27701
    (919) 682-5989‎

    So apparantly they are still around, though I don't know how active they are.

  • Submitted by Octopus_Dave on Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 11:25pm

    I walked by this building today and wondered the same thing. It still has the imprint of the Tobacco Workers International Union, but the building seems to be occupied by a moving company called Redi-movers.

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  • Sat, 08/13/2011 - 5:15pm by gary

Location

35° 59' 55.1112" N, 78° 54' 36.5616" W

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200
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
/ Demolished in
1957
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 


200 South Gregson, looking east, 1948. Cooke's is on the far left.

The few blocks of Gregson Street south of the tracks were mostly residential well into the 1950s - however, immediately adjacent to the tracks - and the businesses just to the north - was Cooke's cafe. I don't know a thing about the menu at Cooke's, but I do know that they managed to explode themselves in 1957.


Looking east, 12.05.57.
(Courtesy The Herald-Sun Newspaper


Looking northwest, 12.05.57
(Courtesy The Herald-Sun Newspaper

Today it's a parking lot for the tired-looking Tobacco Workers Union building (is there a tobacco workers union here anymore?)


Looking northeast, 12.09.07

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Wow, that blowed up real good. :)

From Google:

Tobacco Workers International Union
205 S. Gregson St.
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 682-5989‎

So apparantly they are still around, though I don't know how active they are.

I walked by this building today and wondered the same thing. It still has the imprint of the Tobacco Workers International Union, but the building seems to be occupied by a moving company called Redi-movers.

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