FARMER'S SUPPLY - RIGSBEE AVE.

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FARMER'S SUPPLY - RIGSBEE AVE.

315
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1938
/ Modified in
1944
/ Demolished in
1970-1990
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

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  • Submitted by Patrick D. on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 3:47pm

    I think the last picture may be dated wrong. the Pat Day Company was where that open lot is up until at least 1980.

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  • Wed, 05/02/2012 - 5:33pm by gary

Location

United States
35° 59' 56.6844" N, 78° 54' 0.4644" W
US

Comments

315
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1938
/ Modified in
1944
/ Demolished in
1970-1990
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 

farmerssupply_roycroft_1940s.jpg

Looking northwest, 1940s

FarmersSupply_close1.jpg

(Library of Congress - FSA)

farmersupply_close2.jpg

(Library of Congress - FSA)

Although the structure below bears some resemblance in styling, I believe the Farmer's Exchange was destroyed by the 1944 fire that also destroyed the Big 4 warehouse, and the structure below must have replaced it. 

From the roof of the Roycroft Warehouse, looking south, July 9, 1944.

223Rigsbee_1970s.jpg

Looking west on Seminary, 1970s (Courtesy Durham County Library / Ralph Rogers)

It was then demolished in the 1970s. And stay gone this time!

Comments

I think the last picture may be dated wrong. the Pat Day Company was where that open lot is up until at least 1980.

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