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Ever wonder why there is an area of Durham, out Highway 98 past US70, called "Joyland?" I did. Joyland got its name from the name of an orphanage proposed for the area by the North Carolina Children's Home Society in the early 20th century. Despite the confident "Being Built" on the rendering above, the orphanage never made it past the planning stages. The name, however, stuck.


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I never knew that. Do you know where it was to be built?

Not specifically, no.


we lived on wedgedale ave just SE of Joyland Store the 1960s the store was something of a hangout for kids on foot/bicycle...when you said "Joyland" the store was the primary reference,etc....

I recall to family owned stores in Joyland, one at Holloway and Junction and Addisons at Adams and Holloway, across from Durham Memorial. When a kid, the sandlot gang would walk to Addison, owned and operated by an elderly family, from Holiday Hills, were five cents bought a pack of baseball cards, ten cents might buy a bottled soda. Those were fun times

This was such a Beautiful house. With great big oak trees all round in front. Me and my cousins would walk up there from my grandma's and play (1970's).  Now it a small of store, Food Lion and etc. 

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