200 N. CHURTON ST. - ESSO STATION

200 N. CHURTON ST. - ESSO STATION

200
,
Hillsborough
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
Circa 1929
/ Modified in
Circa 1956, 1988
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
,
Local Historic District: 
National Register: 
Type: 

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  • Submitted by SteveR on Friday, December 20, 2019 - 10:23am

    A clipping from the News of Orange County:

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  • Tue, 06/16/2020 - 8:31pm by gary

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200
,
Hillsborough
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
Circa 1929
/ Modified in
Circa 1956, 1988
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
,
Local Historic District: 
National Register: 
Type: 

 

Built circa 1929 by/for the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey (a.k.a. Esso). It became an Exxon station (as Standard became Exxon after a merger in 1972) circa 1977.

Corner of Churton and Tryon, looking northeast - 1937 (photomerged stills from H. Lee Waters film held by NC Archives)

1943 Sanborn map excerpt, showing the original filling and service station

The original filling and service station was demolished circa 1955 to make way for a new gas station. The circa 1956 gas station structure was modified in 1988 with a gambrel roof second story.

 

Via Google Maps/street view

 

References:
 
Orange County Deed book 89, page 391 (1929)
Deed book 257, page 831 (1975)
Deed book 1983, page 356 (1999)

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A clipping from the News of Orange County:

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