(Still frame from H. Lee Waters' 1940 film of Durham)
(Courtesy Durham County Library / North Carolina Collection)
The Pate-Williams service station was built in the late 1930s on the southwest corner of Lamond Ave. and N. Gregson St. By 1950. the station was known as Godwin Sinclair.
(Courtesy The Herald-Sun Newspaper)
By 1960, it was known as Stephenson's Service Center.
Currently, there is a multitenant building on the site - I don't know whether the building is new or a partial incorporation of the old service station.
Looking southwest, Lamond and N. Gregson, 2007.
Looking southwest, Lamond and N. Gregson, 05.04.10
Find this spot on a Google Map.
Submitted by Paul (not verified) on Mon, 5/17/2010 - 5:09pm
By looking at the photos and Google map, my guess is that the original structure was incorporated into the current one. The brown section on your May 2010 photo was the original gas station. The roof over the pumps was removed, and a new section filled between the original gas station and the building which parallels Lamond.
Submitted by fullsteam (not verified) on Tue, 5/18/2010 - 1:23am
Paul is correct -- the interior of the northernmost structure has some hints of a service station. Not much, though!
You can see evidence of the pumps in the parking lot.
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