516 Willard

35.994326, -78.907873

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The 500 block of Willard Street ran between Jackson St. and Yancey St., which terminated at Willard.

516 Willard, 1965.
(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)

These houses were torn down by the city using Federal urban renewal funds (2/3) and the money of the good taxpayers of Durham (1/3).

The scope of the 500 block shifted in the 1970s with the construction of the hotel; the 400 block of Yancey St. was shifted northward to make more room for the hotel (actually for all of the hotel's parking) next to the freeway, creating discontinuity between the 400 and 500 blocks of Yancey.

Aerial photo of the blocks, 1959.
(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)

Same area from satellite, summer 2007.

Looking northwest at the former 500 block of Willard (Yancey intersected where the hotel driveway is) 02.10.08.

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