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Financial and Professional Impact in Durham

 
 
Financial and Professional Impact in Durham Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 10, 2018
1. Financial and Professional Impact in Durham Marker
Inscription.  John Merrick's 1898 admonition, "Let us think more of our employment" guided the development of Parrish Street as the center city address of many ambitious bankers, doctors, lawyers and accountants whose investments in a growing African American community made it possible for barbers and beauticians, pharmacists, nurses, architects, educators and artists to thrive in Durham.
 
Erected 2009.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 35° 59.735′ N, 78° 54.022′ W. Marker is in Durham, North Carolina, in Durham County. Marker is at the intersection of West Parrish Street and West Orange Street, on the right when traveling west on West Parrish Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 West Parrish Street, Durham NC 27701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Black Wall Street (a few steps from this marker); A Legacy of Community and Institutional Connections (within shouting distance of this marker); A Black Capital for the World to See (within
Financial and Professional Impact in Durham Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 10, 2018
2. Financial and Professional Impact in Durham Marker
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shouting distance of this marker); Tobacco and E.J. Parrish (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Visionary Leadership in the New South (about 400 feet away); Empowering and Diverse Opportunities (about 500 feet away); Dedicated to Those who Served in the World War (about 600 feet away); Roll of Honor (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durham.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on November 19, 2022, by Michael Buckner of Durham, North Carolina. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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