STATLER HILTON INN

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STATLER HILTON INN

2424
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Durham
NC
Built in
1960-1975
/ Demolished in
2000-2006
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  • Submitted by Diana Bello on Friday, April 12, 2013 - 6:15am

    This was so fancy in its day....great place for lunch if you worked at Duke....Thinking of the rooftop pool makes me think again how much I wish some really great architect would take the Oprah (Jack Tar) mid century modern thing on Corcoran Street and make a really, really cool hotel with rooftop pool along with rooftop bar.....Such a shame to lose that building.....History....we need to keep it around.

  • Submitted by Diana Bello on Friday, April 12, 2013 - 6:17am

    Gary, Do you by any chance have any photos of a place called "The Rebel" which was a drive in place to get drinks and food...I actually think it was near where this hotel was located.....I remember you had to drive "down" a slope past the carhop to get to the parking lot. Secret little hideaway where my mom said I couldn't go. lol

  • Submitted by Bill Walker on Friday, April 12, 2013 - 7:27am

    While working on A/C this building in the 70s , we heard that the pool was shut down because two teens had the water in the pool moving side to side which caused the building to move side to side. Rooftop pool was not child proof.

  • Submitted by Doug Roach on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 9:05am

    Re: The Jack Tar, I agree, Diana. You'd think someone would realize that what it would take to rehab that place as opposed to tearing it down and building new would be a no-brainer.
    Alas, I have no money.
    Only imagination.

  • Submitted by Eric Heidt on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 8:39am

    It takes very little imagination to see the Jar Tar becoming something like the Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco (search for it in tripadvisor- the spam filter doesn't like my link).... or better. Certainly an easier upgrade than either the Mutual building or the Hill Building, if getting more hotel rooms downtown is the goal (and both htose projects are receiving incentives to do that).

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  • Fri, 04/12/2013 - 1:14pm by gary

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36° 0' 32.9688" N, 78° 56' 30.1848" W
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2424
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1960-1975
/ Demolished in
2000-2006
Architectural style: 
,
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

"Roof Top Restaurant, Hawaiian Garden Plunge Pool, Coffee Shop, Club Lounge. Located just minutes away are the Beautiful Duke Chapel, Duke Gardens, Morehead Planetarium, Cigarette Factories, and Championship Golf Courses."

The hotel later became the Brownstone Inn - I remember staying there in 1988 during a college visit. (It was a popular place for Duke parents / Duke Med Center folks to stay.)

I'm not sure exactly when it was torn down, but it is, as of 2013, the site of a much larger (office) building - Hock Plaza, built in ~2007.

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This was so fancy in its day....great place for lunch if you worked at Duke....Thinking of the rooftop pool makes me think again how much I wish some really great architect would take the Oprah (Jack Tar) mid century modern thing on Corcoran Street and make a really, really cool hotel with rooftop pool along with rooftop bar.....Such a shame to lose that building.....History....we need to keep it around.

Gary, Do you by any chance have any photos of a place called "The Rebel" which was a drive in place to get drinks and food...I actually think it was near where this hotel was located.....I remember you had to drive "down" a slope past the carhop to get to the parking lot. Secret little hideaway where my mom said I couldn't go. lol

While working on A/C this building in the 70s , we heard that the pool was shut down because two teens had the water in the pool moving side to side which caused the building to move side to side. Rooftop pool was not child proof.

Re: The Jack Tar, I agree, Diana. You'd think someone would realize that what it would take to rehab that place as opposed to tearing it down and building new would be a no-brainer.
Alas, I have no money.
Only imagination.

It takes very little imagination to see the Jar Tar becoming something like the Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco (search for it in tripadvisor- the spam filter doesn't like my link).... or better. Certainly an easier upgrade than either the Mutual building or the Hill Building, if getting more hotel rooms downtown is the goal (and both htose projects are receiving incentives to do that).

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