2033 YEARBY

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2033 YEARBY

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  • Submitted by Jack Koontz on Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 4:22pm

    This is my first visit to your site. Having been born in the mill house at 2012 Yearby Avenue, these last few minutes have called up more memories than I can process rapidly. This picture has to be on the east side of Anderson Street. Other than the two privately owned homes on "my" side there were no buildings of this layout. Most of the houses in the area you mentioned were mill houses.
    And there is a paucity of data on Southside school. All of us mill kids started public school there, at least us who lived on the south side of the railroad tracks. Speaking of which, I remember while looking at your photo of 14th street that a major tragic car/train crash occurred at the intersection of 14th and Pettigrew, in the early 40s I think.
    My first hair cut was at the barber shop on Ninth street, males went to the right, ladies to the left to their hair dresser.
    The EA, aka Erwin Auditorium, was the hallmark of being a linthead. As your article mentions, one could do it all at the EA.

    But, three quarters of a century later, progress has done much to eradicate the heritage of many generations.

  • Submitted by ROGER CAPPS on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 10:00pm

    REPLY TO; Submitted by Jack Koontz on Sat, 12/14/2013 - 4:22pm
    Hi Jackie, I remember you when a little boy and the Wilkins family. We lived next to you all at 2008 Yearby Ave. In 1942 we moved to Virginia because of war work..I also remember your grandmother singing to you on the front porch at night - and washing clothes in her backyard iron pot with boiling water and lye soap - over 70 years ago.

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2033
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Durham
NC
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2033Yearby.jpeg2033 Yearby, 1940s


(Courtesy Duke Forest Collection)

I can't really go through all of the mill houses of West Durham south of Erwin Road that were demolished by Duke back in the late 1960s, but some representative examples are useful to give a sense of the character of this one-time neighborhood.


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This is my first visit to your site. Having been born in the mill house at 2012 Yearby Avenue, these last few minutes have called up more memories than I can process rapidly. This picture has to be on the east side of Anderson Street. Other than the two privately owned homes on "my" side there were no buildings of this layout. Most of the houses in the area you mentioned were mill houses.
And there is a paucity of data on Southside school. All of us mill kids started public school there, at least us who lived on the south side of the railroad tracks. Speaking of which, I remember while looking at your photo of 14th street that a major tragic car/train crash occurred at the intersection of 14th and Pettigrew, in the early 40s I think.
My first hair cut was at the barber shop on Ninth street, males went to the right, ladies to the left to their hair dresser.
The EA, aka Erwin Auditorium, was the hallmark of being a linthead. As your article mentions, one could do it all at the EA.

But, three quarters of a century later, progress has done much to eradicate the heritage of many generations.

REPLY TO; Submitted by Jack Koontz on Sat, 12/14/2013 - 4:22pm
Hi Jackie, I remember you when a little boy and the Wilkins family. We lived next to you all at 2008 Yearby Ave. In 1942 we moved to Virginia because of war work..I also remember your grandmother singing to you on the front porch at night - and washing clothes in her backyard iron pot with boiling water and lye soap - over 70 years ago.

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