Mystery Photo - Urban Renewal Photos

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Mystery Photo - Urban Renewal Photos

Durham
NC
/ Demolished in
1965-1970
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  • Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 2:00am

    I'll bet 100 bucks that the sign was disregarded

  • Submitted by Andrew Edmonds on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 2:00am

    Not sure about this place in particular, but the July 3, 1963 Morning Herald published an article identifying the first houses to be demolished with Urban Renewal funds. They included: 508 Fayetteville Street 409 and 411 Cozart Alley 612, 700, and 711 Glenn Street 905, 909, and 911 Sparkman Alley What an honor!

  • Submitted by Charles Mitchiner on Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 2:00am

    As I recall, Ramsey Street was the only street in the Hayti urban renewal neighborhhood with such significant elevation and drop off that fits this profile of house & curb configuration. So my answer is the south side of the 400 block of Ramsey Street

  • Submitted by Durhamite on Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 2:00am

    I noticed Andrew Edmonds' post referencing Sparkman Alley. It is in an earlier ED article: http://endangereddurham.blogspot.com/2011/02/geer-cemetery.html Tombstone states: 'Mary Sparkman by Mr. and Mrs. B.N. Duke Whom she served faithfully. Died March 26 1915' Apparently the Sparkman family was long-standing with Dukes. Wikipedia states ' Louisa Sparkman (born c.1867) in the household of Washington Duke in the 1880's. So, too long-winded I am...Wonder if this is the origin of the name Sparkman Alley?

  • Submitted by DELL RAINS on Friday, March 29, 2013 - 4:39pm

    this photo is of the last house on the paved portion of Mobile Ave.  The house faced down proctor Street.

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Durham
NC
/ Demolished in
1965-1970
Construction type: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

mystery-urphotos1.jpg

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I noticed Andrew Edmonds' post referencing Sparkman Alley. It is in an earlier ED article: http://endangereddurham.blogspot.com/2011/02/geer-cemetery.html Tombstone states: 'Mary Sparkman by Mr. and Mrs. B.N. Duke Whom she served faithfully. Died March 26 1915' Apparently the Sparkman family was long-standing with Dukes. Wikipedia states ' Louisa Sparkman (born c.1867) in the household of Washington Duke in the 1880's. So, too long-winded I am...Wonder if this is the origin of the name Sparkman Alley?

As I recall, Ramsey Street was the only street in the Hayti urban renewal neighborhhood with such significant elevation and drop off that fits this profile of house & curb configuration. So my answer is the south side of the 400 block of Ramsey Street

Not sure about this place in particular, but the July 3, 1963 Morning Herald published an article identifying the first houses to be demolished with Urban Renewal funds. They included: 508 Fayetteville Street 409 and 411 Cozart Alley 612, 700, and 711 Glenn Street 905, 909, and 911 Sparkman Alley What an honor!

I'll bet 100 bucks that the sign was disregarded

this photo is of the last house on the paved portion of Mobile Ave.  The house faced down proctor Street.

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