CONFEDERATE INN MOTEL

CONFEDERATE INN MOTEL

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Durham
NC
Cross street: 

Another business that solidified James Freeland's title of "The Walt Disney of the South"

Likely not a "Green Book" recommended establishment :O

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  • Sun, 07/05/2020 - 6:34pm by SteveR

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Durham
NC
Cross street: 

 

Built in 1962? by/for Paul and Hazel McKee and James and Maxine Freeland based on the success of the nearby General Joseph E. Johnston Motel and the location being at the intersection of Highways 70 and 85.
 
Freeland entered into a business partnership with William and Mildred Kramer in June 1961 to manage and operate the motel. This partnership terminated in August 1963 mainly due to the lack of obtaining necessary monetary loans. I cannot find if the notel was completed or not, but there are obviously road signs indicating an establishment by this name in existence. It may have been built as an annex to the General Joseph E. Johnston Motel.
 
Via UNC photo collection
 
Early 1960s postcard excerpt
 
Early 1960s postcard excerpt
 
Via UNC photo collection
 
 

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