805-807 FAYETTEVILLE

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805-807 FAYETTEVILLE

Built in
1930-1950
/ Demolished in
1965-1968
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  • Submitted by DELL RAINS on Friday, March 29, 2013 - 6:13pm

    WHEN THE LAUNDROMAT OPENED, IT WAS A GOD SEND BECAUSE MOST FAMILIES WASHED CLOTHES BY HAND IN THE BATH TUB OR SENT CLOTHES OUT TO "THE MODEL LAUNDRY."   WHEN IT FIRST OPENED, THIS WAS A VERY BUSY PLACE

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  • Wed, 01/02/2013 - 2:44pm by gary

Location

35° 59' 7.9512" N, 78° 53' 51.2412" W

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Built in
1930-1950
/ Demolished in
1965-1968
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
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(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)

Although part of the building isn't visible in the above picture, 805-807 housed not only the 2-Spot Restaurant and the Fayetteville Laundromat but, to the right behind the parking area, the Royal Music Company, which the scene from "Negro Durham Marches On" describes as purveying radios, jukeboxes, records - essentially all manner of music related items.

(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)

Originally, the laundromat portion of the building housed the Royal Cab Company, but the space had changed hands by 1961.

This structure was demolished by 1968. It was redeveloped as housing in the 1980s.


Looking east, 10.05.08

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WHEN THE LAUNDROMAT OPENED, IT WAS A GOD SEND BECAUSE MOST FAMILIES WASHED CLOTHES BY HAND IN THE BATH TUB OR SENT CLOTHES OUT TO "THE MODEL LAUNDRY."   WHEN IT FIRST OPENED, THIS WAS A VERY BUSY PLACE

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