36.017269, -78.889386 Avondale Drive Durham NC Year built 1950-1960 Construction type Masonry Neighborhood Bragtown Northern Durham Use Shoe Store Building Type Commercial 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. Pic n' Pay, 03.02.62 (Courtesy The Herald-Sun Newspaper) Comments Submitted by Jamie (not verified) on Thu, 6/11/2009 - 4:26am I think that's the Hog Heaven building on Guess road. Submitted by Carmen oneal (not verified) on Mon, 3/24/2014 - 4:39pm In reply to I think that's the Hog Heaven by Jamie (not verified) This is on Avondale drive across Fromm mcdonalds near quick as a wink dry cleaners Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 6/11/2009 - 4:42am Roxboro and Avondale. Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 6/11/2009 - 10:04am Avondale Drive as previously stated, right across the street from McDonalds Submitted by a. librarian (not verified) on Thu, 6/11/2009 - 10:18am I think that's Avondale, next to the Quick-As-A-Wink cleaners. I have a vague childhood memory of a shoe store there. Submitted by wren (not verified) on Thu, 6/11/2009 - 11:56am Yep, absolutely Roxboro and Avondale. That's where my mother dragged us to buy school shoes in elementary school. Submitted by John Martin (not verified) on Thu, 6/11/2009 - 12:24pm 2210 Avondale Dr. to be exact. Submitted by dianesowo (not verified) on Thu, 6/11/2009 - 1:57pm It is on Avondale at the corner of Edwards, across Avondale from McDonald's and across Edwards from Pizza Village. Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 6/11/2009 - 4:20pm The sign in the window reminds me of a shoe store slogan back in the Midwest, "Two for five, man alive." My mother bought me some sneakers there. They lasted about a week and the soles fell off! Lesson: you get what you pay for. Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 6/11/2009 - 7:12pm This looks like the one on Avondale where it comes together with Roxboro Rd. I remember going there. Submitted by Derrick P. Phi… (not verified) on Thu, 6/11/2009 - 8:10pm Jamie, don't feel bad...I was thinking Hog Heaven when I first saw it too. Submitted by a. librarian (not verified) on Thu, 6/11/2009 - 8:14pm The 1963 City Directory confirms Pic N Pay shoes at 2202 Avondale Dr, right next door to Cougle's Fiesta Cleaners at 2204 Avondale. There is no listing in the 1962 Directory. Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 6/12/2009 - 2:18am I believe that was a shoe store well into the 80's. Submitted by j lamb (not verified) on Fri, 6/12/2009 - 5:41am This is definitely across the street from the McDonald's on Avondale. I vividly remember going into Pic and Pay as a child and I was born in 1986 lol! Submitted by Batman (not verified) on Sat, 6/13/2009 - 12:09am Yep, that's Don Cougle's Fiesta Cleaners next door to Pic n Pay. Mrs. Jones' Bragtown Nursery School was across the street where the now defunct Arby's Roast Beef used to be. Used to be mules in a fence behind this building. I went to the nursery school in the early '60's and we used to watch them out of the front windows. Submitted by Hometown Girl (not verified) on Sat, 11/19/2011 - 2:50am Definitely Avondale Dr. across from McDonalds. I worked there after school my senior year of high school, fall of 1971 through June 1972. Submitted by Starr Bright Brogden (not verified) on Sat, 7/19/2014 - 3:14pm This building that housed Pic 'N Pay Shoes is located at the corner of Avondale Drive and Howard Street. The house just visible at the back right corner of the photo is 307 Howard St. My grandparents, William Roscoe Briley and Maude Jenkins Phillips Briley, acquired the lot on June 12, 1924 at a cost of $285.00 and occupied the home they built at a cost of $2600.00 around June 5, 1926. The move-in was timely since their third daughter, my mother, Peggy Maudean Briley (Bright), was born in the home, August 12, 1926. "Papa" was employed as an auto mechanic with Carpenter Chevrolet for many years and "Ma" worked with Liggett-Myers, retiring with over 40 years service. My grandmother moved from the home in 1987. To my knowledge, there were never any mules penned behind the Pic 'N Pay since there were homes along the entire north side of Howard Street. There was a horse stable, owned by "Pop Parrish", beyond the dead end of the street which was accessed, I think, by way of Club Boulevard. I also remember my mother talking about a polo field in the area when she was growing up. It was located across Avondale Drive. Submitted by Kokeya (not verified) on Sun, 5/26/2013 - 12:21pm Yes this was the Pic 'N Pay shoes on Avondale. My family use to get my cousins and I nice shoes out of there. Submitted by Durhamite (not verified) on Sat, 7/19/2014 - 9:14pm I vaguely recall mules there, and as mentioned, a horse farm on land that later became KMart. The polo field was where Fowler's food store was beside Barnhill's Gulf at the corner of Club and Roxboro. The Fowler's building later become a pawn shop. During the holiday season, Christmas trees were sold on that adjacent lot that later became Hardees. Submitted by jim (not verified) on Sat, 7/19/2014 - 9:42pm Yep. In the area of the old KMart there was a stable. Rented horses there in the mid 60s. There was a trail thru the woods and a large open field. Can't remember the name. Submitted by logancason on Tue, 12/5/2017 - 2:24pm This is now a hispanic-themed night club called La Movida. The coin laundry is still there, although it has a different name now. Add new comment Log in or register to post comments.