507 N. CHURTON ST. - HILLSBORO MANUFACTURING CO.

507 N. CHURTON ST. - HILLSBORO MANUFACTURING CO.

507
,
Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1930-1940
/ Modified in
1950-1960
/ Demolished in
2017
Construction type: 
Local Historic District: 
National Register: 
Type: 

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  • Mon, 07/24/2017 - 11:41am by gary

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507
,
Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1930-1940
/ Modified in
1950-1960
/ Demolished in
2017
Construction type: 
Local Historic District: 
National Register: 
Type: 

 

08.08.2016 (G. Kueber)

503-507 North Churton was the site of Hillsboro Manufacturing Company ("Woodworking and Building Supplies") during the 1930s and 1940s

1943 Sanborn Map (ProQuest)

507 N Churton was evidently the shop/woodworking building.

In the 1950s the business was evidently shuttered (or relocated) and 507 N. Churton was converted to an apartment building.

(Below in italics is from the National Register listing; not verified for accuracy by this author.)

This one-and-a-half-story, front-gabled building has a deep, one-story, gabled rear wing. The building has aluminum siding, six-over-six wood-sash windows, and deep eaves. The front door, centered on the fac╠žade is a nine-light-over-three-panel door sheltered by an aluminum awning. An entrance on the left (south) elevation of the rear wing has an entrance with five-light sidelights that is sheltered by an aluminum awning. The footprint matches that of the woodworking shop for the Hillsborough Manufacturing Company that appears on the 1943 Sanborn map, indicating that, like the neighboring building at 503-505 North Churton, the five-unit apartment building was adapted from an earlier warehouse structure.

As of 2016, this building is slated to be torn down and replace with a modern multifamily building with copious parking. It does concern me that Hillsborough may think its important history ends circa 1861, and that early 20th century structures may be lost or fauxlonialized as a result.

Rendering of new development

Site plan

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