113-121 South Mangum Street

35.99441, -78.900969

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Below, looking north from the tracks on Mangum St., you can see the mix of brick structures replacing the earlier wood, frame structures. The Italianiate window style (curved at the top) on the brick building would be a repeated architectural element in this block. This picture predates the construction of the Citizens' Bank on the southeast corner of Mangum and Main; the brick building on the right side of the street near the end of the block in this view would be replaced by Citizens.

Looking north, 1905.
(Courtesy Duke Archives)

This shot is all I can get from the 1920s, and only some of that repeated Italianate window pattern is visible, sort of peeking through in the right-middle portion of the shot.

(Courtesy Duke Archives)

One business in this block was the Palace Barber Shop.

Both sides of the street in the 100 block of South Mangum Street featured several establishments catering to African-Americans in the segregated era - the Lincoln Cafe on the west side, and the Palace Barber shop on the east side were two of these. Per one oral history, the primary patrons were African-American workers at the American Tobacco Company.

Looking northeast from South Mangum and the railroad tracks, with the Palace Barber Shop visible on the corner at ~117-121 South Mangum
(Courtesy The Herald-Sun)

A great shot below, but with little of the 100 block. A train pulls out of Union Station in the 1940s -117-121 are visible in the background.

Looking northeast.
(Courtesy Durham County Library)

In the 1950s, the 117-121 facades were removed/replaced with a modern facade. only 113-115 retained the original brick detailing.

Moving, south, 113-115 S. Mangum, complete with all of its original detail, 01.66

And moving south to the corner of Mangum and Peabody (Ramseur), another modernization.

Looking north at the intersection of Peabody and S. Mangum - from Pettigrew, 1966.

These buildings were urban renewal-ized in the late 1960s, and this land became the western end of the Church St. parking deck.

100 block South Mangum St., east side, 2007


Thanks Andrew - you've pointed me towards some great pictures I've never seen before.


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