906 FAYETTEVILLE ST.

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906 FAYETTEVILLE ST.

906
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
/ Demolished in
~1968
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  • Submitted by Anonymous on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 4:29pm

    Great curb appeal!

    Another ugly scar on Durham that won't heal.

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Friday, November 14, 2008 - 5:59pm

    Not only demolished the houses, but looks like they took a good eight feet of the ground/dirt as well. Heaven forbid we actually have some topography in the area.

  • Submitted by Maultsby on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 3:59pm

    Any idea what is written on the sign hanging above the steps at 910?

  • Submitted by Gary on Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 6:21am

    Maultsby

    I'm not sure - I went back to my original scan to see if I could make it out, but it is blurry. I've placed my best attempt to clean up the sign from the original here. It sort of looks like the left side has an acronym, which I think is IBPO (International Benign Paternal Order?), and Bull City _ _ underneath. The left side appears to have another acronym, maybe "E of W"? and it seems like "female" is in the lower text... that's the best I could do.

    GK

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Friday, December 5, 2008 - 7:38pm

    That's the Elks Club: International Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

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  • Mon, 11/18/2013 - 8:49am by gary

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906
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
/ Demolished in
~1968
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

906, 908, and 910 Fayetteville, the block between Fowler Avenue (to the north) and East Piedmont Avenue (to the south) was a residential block. In 1923, 906 was occupied by ER Merrick.


906 Fayetteville, the ER Merrick house, 1922
(Courtesy Duke Rare Book and Manuscript Collection, scanned by digital durham)

This block was still intact 40 years later, when the following photographs were taken for urban renewal appraisals.


906 Fayetteville, 1962.
(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)

(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)

By 1968, these houses were demolished. By the 1990s, this site was redeveloped with a gas station/convenience store commercial structure facing the 'new' Fayetteville St.


Site of 906-910 Fayetteville St., 10.05.08 (Photo by Gary Kueber)

Comments

Great curb appeal!

Another ugly scar on Durham that won't heal.

Not only demolished the houses, but looks like they took a good eight feet of the ground/dirt as well. Heaven forbid we actually have some topography in the area.

Any idea what is written on the sign hanging above the steps at 910?

Maultsby

I'm not sure - I went back to my original scan to see if I could make it out, but it is blurry. I've placed my best attempt to clean up the sign from the original here. It sort of looks like the left side has an acronym, which I think is IBPO (International Benign Paternal Order?), and Bull City _ _ underneath. The left side appears to have another acronym, maybe "E of W"? and it seems like "female" is in the lower text... that's the best I could do.

GK

That's the Elks Club: International Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

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