911-913 EAST MAIN

/sites/default/files/images/2010_11/903-913EMain_1955.jpg/sites/default/files/images/2010_11/911-13EMain_Feb66.jpg911EMain_June1979.jpg/sites/default/files/images/2010_11/903-915EMain_1980s.jpg/sites/default/files/images/2010_11/911-913EastMain_111310.jpg

911-913 EAST MAIN

911-913
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1920-1930
/ Demolished in
1998
Construction type: 
,
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
,
Type: 

Comments

  • Submitted by Ricky on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 1:24pm

    What a great pic of Edgemont lunch and the barbershop with stripes. Really enjoying these post. Thanks

  • Submitted by Marsosudiro on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 3:39pm

    I have sometimes eaten a Meal in a Minute, but never with a good result.

  • Submitted by Rik on Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 1:59am

    I had an Uncle named Pete Bowen who cooked at Edgemont Lunch when I was a kid. We used to stop there for hot dogs after shopping downtown with my Mom, his sister. In the 1920's her father had a grocery and butcher shop in this same area, but I am not sure if it was one of these store fronts, I only have an interior photo.

  • Submitted by Ricky on Friday, November 19, 2010 - 4:05pm

    Gary

    Joe Lipscolm ( not sure if the spelling is correct) and his brother ran the barber shop at one time. Don't know what years or if they actually owned it.

  • Submitted by Tyler on Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 11:42pm

    In the 2nd photo captioned "February 1966 - I can't read the name of the barber shop - 913 appears to house the Meal ( ) Minute Restaurant?." and judging by the 7th photo, captioned "February 1966 view, with the East Main Sport Shop, Used Appliance Store, and Jimmie's Soda Shop, left-to-right." It looks to me like the unknown Barber Shop is 'Julian's Barber Shop'

  • Submitted by RikR on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 11:26pm

    I just came across my Uncle Pete Bowen's WWII draft card via Ancestry.com. On it he listed his employer as "Warren and Ricks Lunch at 911 1/2 East Main St." So, it seems he cooked there before the war and then returned later.

Add new comment

In tours

  • This building does not appear in any tours yet.

Last updated

  • Fri, 10/26/2012 - 4:39pm by gary

Comments

911-913
,
Durham
NC
Built in
1920-1930
/ Demolished in
1998
Construction type: 
,
National Register: 
Neighborhood: 
,
Type: 

 


East Main / Edgemont commercial strip: 911-913 is the rightmost structure.
(Courtesy The Herald-Sun Newspaper)

Built in the 1920s, 911-913 East Main housed a barber shop and restaurant throughout its lifespan
In 1928, 911 housed the Edgemont Barber Shop, 911 1/2 the Edgemont Cafe, and 913 "Hessee & Honeycutt";

1934:
911 Edgemont Barber Shop
911 1/2: Fuller's Cafe
913: Vacant

1939:
911 Edgemont Barber Shop
911 1/2: R&W Lunch
913 Warrren's Billiards

1944:
911: Edgemont Barber Shop
911 1/2: Edgemont Lunch
913: Edgemont Lunch (storage)

1952-1960:
911: Joe's Barber Shop
911 1/2: Edgemont Lunch

Sometime in the 1950s or early 1960s, the stucco facade was covered with some sort of metal or plastic facade covering


February 1966 - I can't read the name of the barber shop - 913 appears to house the Meal ( ) Minute Restaurant?.

It housed "Dill's" by 1979

911EMain_June1979.jpg

June 1979 (SHPO)


903-913 East Main, ~1980s.

911-913 East Main was torn down by the city of Durham in 1998-1999.


911-913 East Main, 11.13.10

Find this spot on a Google Map.

35.98942,-78.890713

Comments

What a great pic of Edgemont lunch and the barbershop with stripes. Really enjoying these post. Thanks

I have sometimes eaten a Meal in a Minute, but never with a good result.

I had an Uncle named Pete Bowen who cooked at Edgemont Lunch when I was a kid. We used to stop there for hot dogs after shopping downtown with my Mom, his sister. In the 1920's her father had a grocery and butcher shop in this same area, but I am not sure if it was one of these store fronts, I only have an interior photo.

Gary

Joe Lipscolm ( not sure if the spelling is correct) and his brother ran the barber shop at one time. Don't know what years or if they actually owned it.

In the 2nd photo captioned "February 1966 - I can't read the name of the barber shop - 913 appears to house the Meal ( ) Minute Restaurant?." and judging by the 7th photo, captioned "February 1966 view, with the East Main Sport Shop, Used Appliance Store, and Jimmie's Soda Shop, left-to-right." It looks to me like the unknown Barber Shop is 'Julian's Barber Shop'

I just came across my Uncle Pete Bowen's WWII draft card via Ancestry.com. On it he listed his employer as "Warren and Ricks Lunch at 911 1/2 East Main St." So, it seems he cooked there before the war and then returned later.

Add new comment