5309 GROUCHO RD. / ABC STORE NO. 4

5309 GROUCHO RD. / ABC STORE NO. 4

5309
,
Durham
NC
Built in
circa 1961
/ Demolished in
1965
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The OG Orange County ABC Store #4

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  • Wed, 02/17/2021 - 10:11am by SteveR

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5309
,
Durham
NC
Built in
circa 1961
/ Demolished in
1965
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

Built 1961 on property of James Freeland. Fred S. Cates also had his hand in/on this property (big shocker).

1961 plat map excerpt (plat book 11, page 39)

Via UNC photo collection

 
In early 1965 the ABC store was "knocked askew by a transfer truck" and was deemed unsalvageable by the ABC board. A new No. 4 ABC store was built by James Freeland just to the east of the askew one.
 
A service station was built soon afterwards on the property.

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