5309 GROUCHO RD. / ABC STORE NO. 4

5309 GROUCHO RD. / ABC STORE NO. 4

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

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  • Mon, 02/06/2023 - 2:39pm by SteveR

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5309
,
Durham
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1961
/ Demolished in
1965
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Neighborhood: 
Type: 
Use: 

 

Built in 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, which was eventually dismantled/demolished.
 
A service station was built soon afterwards on the site of the original store.
 
The replacement ABC store was itself replaced in 1975 with a newer ABC store (now named Store #6) to the east.
 
Original store site, view south west, 3.17.2021 (S. Rankin)
 
The replacement ABC #4 Store, view south east, June 2019 (via Google Streetview)

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