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Old Sawpit Site

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
1. Old Sawpit Site Marker
Inscription.  Herbert Lloyd and Julius Webb discovered an old sawpit dating back to 1813 when they built this brick building in 1900 to replace a row of wooden shops. It originally housed University Athletic Shop, a general merchandise store, and Carolina Confectionary. Robert Varley operated a men's store and pipe shop from 1937-1990 and next door was the Little Shop for women 1933-1997.
 
Erected by The Chapel Hill Historical Society, Preservation Society of Chapel Hill.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1813.
 
Location. 35° 54.816′ N, 79° 3.253′ W. Marker is in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in Orange County. Marker is on East Franklin Street just east of Old Fraternity Row, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 142 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill NC 27514, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carolina Coffee Shop (a few steps from this marker); University Florist (within shouting distance of this marker); Strowd Building (within shouting distance of
Old Sawpit Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
2. Old Sawpit Site Marker
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this marker); Kuralt Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Journey of Reconciliation (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Silent Sam (about 600 feet away); Astronaut Training (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Chapel Hill Nine (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chapel Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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