522-524 EAST PETTIGREW

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522-524 EAST PETTIGREW

522-524
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1915-1920
/ Demolished in
1970-1972
Businesses: 
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

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  • Submitted by Andrew TSKS on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 6:27am

    The current-era photo appears to be broken. At least, it's not showing up for me.

  • Submitted by Gary on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 12:34pm

    Thanks Andrew - fixed.

  • Submitted by Phillip on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 2:12pm

    Love the Buford T. Justice "what we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law" poh-lees car in the top photo.

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 2:20pm

    Way before Durham became the "city of medicine", and advertised it's principal market -- Tobacco. Note the tobacco leaf on the side of the police car.

  • Submitted by Steve on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 9:29pm

    That "I'm gonna get them Duke boys" cop car is great!

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Monday, September 22, 2008 - 7:24pm

    I'm assuming you mean the Dukes of Hazzard, and not the lax-playing Dukes. Some cop jokes aren't too funny 'round these parts... just sayin'.

  • Submitted by Steve on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 1:16pm

    Ha ha! Didn't even think about those Dukes! (Good catch)

    Btw, there is an image that shows the theater as a theater; it's the first (B&W) photo for the 526-532 Pettigrew post, at the very right.

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  • Wed, 08/17/2011 - 9:53am by gary

Location

35° 59' 20.958" N, 78° 53' 49.5132" W

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522-524
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1915-1920
/ Demolished in
1970-1972
Businesses: 
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 

522 East Pettigrew was originally the site of the Rex Theater, built in the late 1910s; 524 East Pettigrew appears to have been added a few years later (early-to-mid 1920s) as Albert Rosenberg's grocery, on the southwest corner of Henry Alley and East Pettigrew St. At the same time, 522 East Pettigrew became the Scarborough and Hargett funeral home. While Scarborough and Hargett would remain in 522 until the demise of the building, 524 changed hands several times. by 1941, it was Royal Music Vending Machines, by 1948, Safeway Market. A "522 1/2" pops up during this time as well, presumably upstairs offices in the 522 building. It appears to have hosted several lodges (Doric Masonic, Pride of Durham), chiropractors, and dressmakers.

By 1957, 524 housed the Peter Pan Supermarket.


522-524 East Pettigrew, ~1968.
(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)


522-524 East Pettigrew, ~1968.
(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)

These buildings appear to have been demolished around 1970.


Demolition of 524 East Pettigrew, looking west ~1970.
(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)

Scarborough and Hargett moved up to East Dillard and South Roxboro St., where their building will soon be demolished for the new Hall of Justice. 522-524 East Pettigrew remains vacant land.


Looking southeast, 09.04.08.


Hayti street overlay on 2007 satellite imagery.

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Comments

The current-era photo appears to be broken. At least, it's not showing up for me.

Thanks Andrew - fixed.

Love the Buford T. Justice "what we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law" poh-lees car in the top photo.

Way before Durham became the "city of medicine", and advertised it's principal market -- Tobacco. Note the tobacco leaf on the side of the police car.

That "I'm gonna get them Duke boys" cop car is great!

I'm assuming you mean the Dukes of Hazzard, and not the lax-playing Dukes. Some cop jokes aren't too funny 'round these parts... just sayin'.

Ha ha! Didn't even think about those Dukes! (Good catch)

Btw, there is an image that shows the theater as a theater; it's the first (B&W) photo for the 526-532 Pettigrew post, at the very right.

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