116 Cora Street / Cora Place

35.991956, -78.901135

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116 Cora St. (Cora Place)
(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)

Looking west on Cora Street, 1960s.
(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)

Cora Street was yet another short, one-block street that ran between McMannen (Mangum) Street and Pine (Roxboro) St., just south of the Southern Railway freight depot. A cluster of apartment buildings on the southern side of the street were arrayed around a small street extending south from Cora Street, known as Cora Place.

These houses/buildings were demolished by Urban Renewal, and Cora Street was closed.

After the demolition of the Southern Railway depot in 1992, Cora Street became a part of the development site for the new county jail. The former path of the street is now part of the parking lot/green space to the south of the jail.

Former path of Cora St., looking west, 08.20.08

Pre-1970 street grid overlaid on 2007 satellite imagery.


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