208 NORTH ROXBORO ST.

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208 NORTH ROXBORO ST.

208
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1951-1960
/ Demolished in
1970
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

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  • Submitted by Michael Bacon on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 5:31pm

    I'm really hoping that if the county builds that deck, some of us can prevail upon the other folks at First Pres to build something on the Roxboro/Liberty corner, and reduce the surface parking lot. It's awfully handy for choir practices, but the thing fills up quickly for Sunday services, so most people are parking elsewhere anyway.

    I imagine there will always be at least some parking behind the church, for handicap access and for church officers, but given the gigantic lots nearby, having a private lot that size is pretty silly.

    (homina homina on-street parking homina homina)

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  • Fri, 09/09/2011 - 11:03pm by gary

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208
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1951-1960
/ Demolished in
1970
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 

 

The south side of the 300 block of Liberty St. had, much like the 100 block of North Queen St., succumbed to some decay and commercial creep by the mid-1960s. Only two of the once continuous row of large homes remained in January 1966.

208 North Roxboro

The remainder of these houses, and the gas station, were demolished by the city using urban renewal funds.


Looking southeast from N. Roxboro and Liberty, 2007.

While the trees around the church (daycare?) playground are pleasant, the vast majority of this frontage is just (seemingly perpetually) empty surface parking. This block face is a significant contributor to the desolation one feels when walking on the east side of downtown.

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I'm really hoping that if the county builds that deck, some of us can prevail upon the other folks at First Pres to build something on the Roxboro/Liberty corner, and reduce the surface parking lot. It's awfully handy for choir practices, but the thing fills up quickly for Sunday services, so most people are parking elsewhere anyway.

I imagine there will always be at least some parking behind the church, for handicap access and for church officers, but given the gigantic lots nearby, having a private lot that size is pretty silly.

(homina homina on-street parking homina homina)

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