STORE - NC86 AND MCDADE STORE ROAD

STORE - NC86 AND MCDADE STORE ROAD

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Orange County
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1910-1925
/ Demolished in
1939-2000
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  • Sat, 11/14/2020 - 8:43am by sevy

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,
Orange County
NC
Cross street: 
Built in
1910-1925
/ Demolished in
1939-2000
Architectural style: 
Construction type: 
Type: 

 

View north west, July 4, 1939 (photo by Dorothea Lange via Library of Congress)

July 4, 1939 (photo by Dorothea Lange via Library of Congress)

Caption from photo:

"Rural filling station becomes community center and general grounds for loafing. The men in baseball suits are on a local team which will play a game nearby. The team is called the Cedargrove Team. Fourth of July, Near Chapel Hill, North Carolina"

Dorothea Lange didn't photograph many places in North Carolina, but she took six photos of the baseball team at this store, showing her typical gift for making iconic images. One of the images was used for a homefront informational poster during WWII.

This store is often confused with the Oliver / Pender store in Cedar Grove, which is a different place; the store photographed by Lange is no longer standing in 2016.

July 4, 1939 (photo by Dorothea Lange via Library of Congress)

Caption from photo:

"Fourth of July, near Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Rural filling stations become community centers and general loafing grounds. The men in the baseball suits are on a local team which will play a game nearby. They are called the Cedargrove Team"

The site today, view north west (2020 S. Rankin)

 

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