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Centennial Chapel

North Carolina Central University Historical Marker

 
 
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By Devry Jones, November 10, 2018
1. Centennial Chapel Marker
Inscription. Holy Cross Church, established in Durham in 1939 by the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, was among North Carolina's earliest African-American Catholic congregations. A rectory was built in 1942 with one room serving as the chapel, and this sanctuary building was completed in 1953 at 19400 South Alston Avenue.

The congregation moved to a new and larger home nearby in 2006, and the Alston Avenue property was sold to the state for NCCU's expansion. To make way for a new facility for the Department of Nursing, the sanctuary was relocated to this site during the university's Centennial Year, where it was rededicated and renamed the Centennial Chapel on July 10, 2010.
 
Erected by North Carolina Central University.
 
Location. 35° 58.487′ N, 78° 54.087′ W. Marker is in Durham, North Carolina, in Durham County. Marker is on Fayetteville Street north of Formosa Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1912 Fayetteville Street, Durham NC 27707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shepard House (within shouting distance of this marker); James Edward Shepard (about 400 feet
Centennial Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, November 10, 2018
2. Centennial Chapel Marker
away, measured in a direct line); Clyde R. Hoey Building (about 500 feet away); Former Site of Hillside High School (about 500 feet away); Beulah C. Bowens Fuller (about 600 feet away); North Carolina Central University (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bull City Blues (approx. half a mile away); John Sprunt Hill (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durham.
 
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