909 FAYETTEVILLE STREET

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909 FAYETTEVILLE STREET

909
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1890-1920
/ Demolished in
1965
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

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  • Submitted by Anonymous on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 8:24pm

    Do you know the origins of the 1962 photos of the properties in this post and many of your residential related posts? The uniform nature of the photos suggests to me they were utilized as an appraisal tool for the urban renewal effort. It seems the last photos of many of the structures is a similarly uniform photo. When I compare these photos to the "renewed" current photo, I wonder if the renewers would think again. I enjoy you work here immensely.

  • Submitted by Gary on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 9:00pm

    Anon

    You are correct - I scanned all of the B&W 1960s per-urban renewal photos on this site from the original appraisals by DH Scanlon - I've lost track of how many I've scanned, but probably on the order of 1200 photos. (The photos are stapled to a multi-page appraisal for each structure with a plan drawing of the structure and lot, as well as documentation of owner, last sale, and the usual appraisal stuff.)

    The language on the appraisals is fascinating for its uniform conclusion - that the age and condition of the structures made them worth little.

    GK

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 2:11pm

    Fascinating. More evidence that your work here is very important. One person's junk...

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  • Wed, 01/02/2013 - 2:45pm by gary

Location

35° 59' 3.354" N, 78° 53' 52.8396" W

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909
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1890-1920
/ Demolished in
1965
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

Between Banks Place and Fowler Ave. was another residential block of Fayetteville St., occupied by 909, 911, and 1003 Fayetteville.


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

These houses were torn down by 1965, and replaced with part of "Tin City" - the relocation buildings built for displaced Hayti Businesses. This building, modified, still exists, and houses The Carolina Times, which actually does still publish.


Looking southeast, 10.05.08

Find this spot on a Google Map.

35.984242 -78.898109

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Do you know the origins of the 1962 photos of the properties in this post and many of your residential related posts? The uniform nature of the photos suggests to me they were utilized as an appraisal tool for the urban renewal effort. It seems the last photos of many of the structures is a similarly uniform photo. When I compare these photos to the "renewed" current photo, I wonder if the renewers would think again. I enjoy you work here immensely.

Anon

You are correct - I scanned all of the B&W 1960s per-urban renewal photos on this site from the original appraisals by DH Scanlon - I've lost track of how many I've scanned, but probably on the order of 1200 photos. (The photos are stapled to a multi-page appraisal for each structure with a plan drawing of the structure and lot, as well as documentation of owner, last sale, and the usual appraisal stuff.)

The language on the appraisals is fascinating for its uniform conclusion - that the age and condition of the structures made them worth little.

GK

Fascinating. More evidence that your work here is very important. One person's junk...

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