LAND USE, ARCHITECTURE, AND HISTORY IN DURHAM, NC
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Historic Graybar building, 03.22.09(It wasn't me.)Find this spot on a Google Map. 35.997738,-78.908586
South Duke St.
how wonderful! this building could be restored to be nice. it fits in with the other brick buildings of the area, not to mention the great mural on it's side...i really appreciate the effort that you, this person, and others have made to try to save this building - thank you!!!
Here at Triangle Transit, we’ve been reading with interest your posts and readers’ comments about the Graybar building. You should know that Triangle Transit is investigating options for this building. We are talking with the City of Durham’s staff about the legal timeline for condemned buildings. As we learn more, we will share it here, and through other channels with the public.Brad SchulzCommunications OfficerTriangle Transit
Thanks for your response, Brad - quite a few people are interested in helping to find ways to restore the building. I'm happy to try to organize a meeting of folks who would like to volunteer their time and expertise. I am sure that you would be able to negotiate a memorandum of understanding with the city if you are willing to commit to a timeline/milestones for renovation of the building.GK
I drove by today and noticed that this building touches the unfinished shelf/woodworking business next door. What would happen to that building? The condemned space could be great for almost anything - it even has a loading dock. Gary, do you know any of the history or what this space was used for in the past?
AnonIf you mean the Graybar building, that post is here. The unfunished furniture building adjoining this building was, I believe, built for Thomas and Howard - longtime (and still extant) Durham wholesaler. But I'm not positive about that.GK
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