1917 CHAPEL HILL ROAD

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1917 CHAPEL HILL ROAD

1917
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
mid-19th century
/ Modified in
~1900s
,
1960
Architectural style: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

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  • Submitted by Anonymous on Friday, May 9, 2008 - 1:11pm

    what kills me the most about this little strip is that it has sat primarily idle for ages now! I mean the realtor has been trying to sell it for at least a couple of years!

    It is, however, an ideal spot for some useful retail or eateries. that little stretch of Chapel Hill road BEGS for it.

    it already has a fair amount of traffic from a big section of the durham demographic thrifting at Thrift world and pennies for change...a cool Tuba musem that goes virtually unnoticed, and some other little places that also go unnoticed. its a thriving residential neighborhood though, and i think they'd like to see more there

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Friday, May 9, 2008 - 3:58pm

    well said, other anon.

    The several good eateries (Azteca, Playa Azul, Grayson's, the old Davis Bakery, etc./et al.) that currently exist definitely add to the area.

    About the only really bad place in that $#%&*! Texaco station! Get rid of that place (or revoke its beer & wine license), and I think the area's crime rate might perhaps lower a bit...

  • Submitted by Ron Strickland on Friday, January 9, 2009 - 3:39pm

    This House was my Grandmother Durham's residence. My Mother, my Aunt and my Uncle grew up there.

    They used the logs to restore the Bennett Place

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Monday, January 24, 2011 - 12:27am

    Teague's barber shop and Broadway's market were beside this shopping area. In the 1970's Office Service also was there. Those buildings are gone. They were at the far left side.

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1917
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
mid-19th century
/ Modified in
~1900s
,
1960
Architectural style: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 

Ever seen the 1910 version of the house remuddled with vinyl siding and replacement windows? That's evidently what was done to the house at 1917 Chapel Hill Road at the turn of the 20th century - a mid-19th century structure made of hand-hewn logs that was transformed into a Victorian cottage. These pictures show the old structure being re-exposed.



Looking east, 04.08.60
(Courtesy The Herald-Sun Newspaper)


Looking southwest towards Palmer St., 04.08.60
(Courtesy The Herald-Sun Newspaper)


A closer view, 04.08.60
(Courtesy The Herald-Sun Newspaper)


Looking southeast at the original structure with all Victorian crust removed, 04.08.60
(Courtesy The Herald-Sun Newspaper)

The occasion of this unveiling was the preparation of the removal of this structure from Chapel Hill Road to the Bennett Place - Durham's own rather important Civil War historical site. The original structures at Bennett Place had been destroyed over time, and were reconstructed in the 1960s - both out of new materials, as well as by moving a period structure to the site.

So this structure lives on at Bennett Place. I do tend to think that Chapel Hill Road, and Lakewood, got the raw end of the deal, though.


Looking east at the former site of the house, 04.26.08

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what kills me the most about this little strip is that it has sat primarily idle for ages now! I mean the realtor has been trying to sell it for at least a couple of years!

It is, however, an ideal spot for some useful retail or eateries. that little stretch of Chapel Hill road BEGS for it.

it already has a fair amount of traffic from a big section of the durham demographic thrifting at Thrift world and pennies for change...a cool Tuba musem that goes virtually unnoticed, and some other little places that also go unnoticed. its a thriving residential neighborhood though, and i think they'd like to see more there

well said, other anon.

The several good eateries (Azteca, Playa Azul, Grayson's, the old Davis Bakery, etc./et al.) that currently exist definitely add to the area.

About the only really bad place in that $#%&*! Texaco station! Get rid of that place (or revoke its beer & wine license), and I think the area's crime rate might perhaps lower a bit...

This House was my Grandmother Durham's residence. My Mother, my Aunt and my Uncle grew up there.

They used the logs to restore the Bennett Place

Teague's barber shop and Broadway's market were beside this shopping area. In the 1970's Office Service also was there. Those buildings are gone. They were at the far left side.

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