36.002861, -78.919194 123 Powe Street Durham NC Cross Street Thaxton Avenue Year built 1951-1960 Year demolished 1968-1970 Architectural style Minimal Traditional Construction type Masonry Brick Neighborhood Brookstown Use Church Building Type Church Can you help?You don't need to know everything, but do you know the architect?Log in or register and you can edit this. Comments Submitted by David Southern (not verified) on Wed, 8/22/2012 - 10:40am This structure is on the 1950 update of the 1937 Sanborn maps, and I'm inclined to see if it shows up on earlier maps with the same footprint and on the same site. There was a trend, just after WWII when construction boomed, to apply a brick veneer to existing wooden churches. One can see examples of this all over Durham county, and the image of Mount Olive AME appears to reveal this treatment. For instance, the belfry is bricked only on the front because the sides could not have borne the load of a course of brick. Though the gothic windows could have been recycled from an earlier building, most likely they are original to an earlier frame structure. Is the Mount Olive AME church on Fayetteville Street a successor to this Brookstown congregation? Add new comment Log in or register to post comments.