GENERAL TELEPHONE COMPANY BUILDING

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GENERAL TELEPHONE COMPANY BUILDING

3632
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Durham
NC
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  • Submitted by Jane on Monday, May 23, 2011 - 2:13am

    Worked as a temp in the building many, many years ago and later sent temps to work there!

  • Submitted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 2:13am

    I always liked this building. And anyone with a learner's permit in the 60s and 70s liked the parking lot, which I think every kid in North Durham used for driving practice at one time or another. :)

  • Submitted by Shelley on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 2:13am

    NOT a fan of that structure. I repeat, NOT a fan.

  • Submitted by Batman on Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 2:13am

    I have to admit that I am a fan of this building; great mid-century styling,clean lines, restrained, unpretentious, neatly tucked in the hillside making its facade modest. Unique to many buildings of the 1950's-1970's, its design isn't out to prove a point, and unlike many, it has always been well maintained.

  • Submitted by Tom Duncan on Monday, January 13, 2014 - 1:49pm

    My dad transferred to Durham in 1957 with General Telephone. Before the building on Roxboro Road was built, the General Tel offices were on Broad Street. But I was able to get some great indoor air-conditioned summer jobs at the Roxboro Road location!

  • Submitted by Joseph Sparks on Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 4:28pm

    I started my telephone career with GTE in this building in 1979. Later retiring from Verizon in Washington State. Fond memories of GTE. It was a good company then.

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  • Sat, 07/23/2011 - 9:04am by gary

Location

36° 2' 18.0636" N, 78° 53' 49.4196" W

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3632
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Durham
NC
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General Telephone Company, December 1960
(Courtesy The Herald-Sun Newspaper)


General Telephone Company, December 1960
(Courtesy The Herald-Sun Newspaper)

One of the more interesting Modernist office buildings still extant in Durham - added onto considerably.

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Worked as a temp in the building many, many years ago and later sent temps to work there!

I always liked this building. And anyone with a learner's permit in the 60s and 70s liked the parking lot, which I think every kid in North Durham used for driving practice at one time or another. :)

NOT a fan of that structure. I repeat, NOT a fan.

I have to admit that I am a fan of this building; great mid-century styling,clean lines, restrained, unpretentious, neatly tucked in the hillside making its facade modest. Unique to many buildings of the 1950's-1970's, its design isn't out to prove a point, and unlike many, it has always been well maintained.

My dad transferred to Durham in 1957 with General Telephone. Before the building on Roxboro Road was built, the General Tel offices were on Broad Street. But I was able to get some great indoor air-conditioned summer jobs at the Roxboro Road location!

I started my telephone career with GTE in this building in 1979. Later retiring from Verizon in Washington State. Fond memories of GTE. It was a good company then.

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