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Carolina Coffee Shop

A Town Heritage Site

 
 
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July 22, 2015
1. Carolina Coffee Shop Marker
Inscription.  John Sprunt Hill bought this block of buildings in the 1920's and donated it in parcels to UNC from 1947-51 with the stipulation that rent monies fund the North Carolina Collection at the library of the University which is still in effect to this day. The Carolina Coffee Shop, the oldest original restaurant in town, was established in 1922.
 
Erected by The Chapel Hill Historical Society, Preservation Society of Chapel Hill.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1922.
 
Location. 35° 54.813′ N, 79° 3.257′ W. Marker is in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of East Franklin Street and Old Fraternity Row, on the right when traveling east on East Franklin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 138 East Franklin Street, 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. Old Sawpit Site (a few steps from this marker); University Florist (within shouting distance of this marker); Kuralt Building (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Strowd 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.
 
Also see . . .  Carolina Coffee Shop. (Submitted on August 3, 2015.)
 
Carolina Coffee Shop image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 29, 2018
3. Carolina Coffee Shop
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By Allen C. Browne, April 29, 2018
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By Allen C. Browne, April 29, 2018
5. CCS
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By Allen C. Browne, April 29, 2018
6. Menu

Carolina Coffee Shop
North Carolina's Oldest Original Restaurant
Est. 1922

What started as a student post office and became a soda shop in 1922, Carolina Coffee Shop has been feeding Tarheels for nearly a century.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 31, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on May 7, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4, 5, 6. submitted on May 4, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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