Tuesday, October 20, 2009

118 years at-a-glance

Here's a pictorial history of our neighborhood on Blackwell Street in downtown Durham.

First comes a map from 1891, pre-ballpark, obviously...from Duke University's Digital Durham collection. (I highly recommend that you check it out. Click here to explore further.)

Next, the hood - the tobacco biz and downtown were thriving - circa 1950:

And finally, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, 2009:

Thanks to the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau for the '50 photo and their latest aerial shot. Visit the DCVB's image library for more.