JONES SUPPLY / BROADWAY TAXI / VEGA METALS

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JONES SUPPLY / BROADWAY TAXI / VEGA METALS

214-220
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1930s
Construction type: 
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  • Mon, 11/28/2011 - 5:48pm by gary

Location

36° 0' 0.6696" N, 78° 54' 2.5992" W

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214-220
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1930s
Construction type: 
,
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 


Looking west on Hunt St., 01.11.58
(Courtesy The Herald-Sun Newspaper)

The buildings at 214-220 Hunt St. were built in the late 1920s or early 1930s as Jones Plumbing Supply and the MD Harris Garage. By the late 1950s, the buildings had been taken over by the Broadway Taxi company, later known as Broadway Taxi/Broadway Yellow Cab (in the 1970s).

These businesses were evidently still around in the mid 1980s, as the cluster of yellow cars around the buildings seems to indicate in the 1986 pic below.


Looking north on Foster St., 1986.
(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)


Looking southwest at the east side of the building and the many cabs.
(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)

Vega Metals seems to have gotten their start in the mid-1980s, but I'm not sure when they first moved to these buildings. They produce custom metal work - one of several such artisans located in the Central Park area.


Looking west-northwest, 06.07.08

Vega_Hunt_112611.jpg

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