Foster and West Geer Streets Historic District

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Foster and West Geer Streets Historic District
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Foster and West Geer Streets Historic District is located in North Carolina
Foster and West Geer Streets Historic District
Foster and West Geer Streets Historic District is located in the United States
Foster and West Geer Streets Historic District
LocationBounded by W. Corporation, Madison & Washington Sts., Rigsbee Ave., N&SRR tracks, 724 & 733 Foster St., Durham, North Carolina
Coordinates36°00′14″N 78°54′05″W / 36.00389°N 78.90139°W / 36.00389; -78.90139Coordinates: 36°00′14″N 78°54′05″W / 36.00389°N 78.90139°W / 36.00389; -78.90139
Area28 acres (11 ha)
Builtc. 1927 (1927)-1963
ArchitectAtwood and Nash; Carr Sr., George Watts; Davis, Archie Royal
Architectural styleModerne, Colonial Revival, Mission Revival
MPSDurham MRA
NRHP reference #13000204[1]
Added to NRHPApril 23, 2013

Foster and West Geer Streets Historic District, also known as the West End, is a national historic district located at Durham, Durham County, North Carolina. The district encompasses 32 contributing buildings, 1 contributing site, and 4 contributing structures in a commercial section of Durham. The buildings primarily date between about 1927 and 1963 and include notable examples of Moderne, Colonial Revival, and Mission Revival architecture. Located in the district are the separately listed City Garage Yard and Fire Drill Tower and Scott and Roberts Dry Cleaning Plant, Office, and Store. Other notable contributing resources include R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company warehouse (1938), the Durham Baking Company (1938), Durham Bulls baseball team ballpark (1939), Fletcher's Service Station (c. 1946), U.S. Naval Reserve Training Center (1948, c. 1955), Uzzle Motor Company (1940, c. 1948, c. 1970), King's Sandwich Shop (1950), and Royal Crown and Seven-Up Bottling Company (1939).[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 4/22/13 through 4/26/13. National Park Service. 2013-05-03.
  2. ^ M. Ruth Little (November 2012). "Foster and West Geer Streets Historic District" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-11-01.